Marines Find Savings After Canning $3B Assault Vehicle Plan

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Marines assured senators Thursday that its vehicle acquisition programs have improved since the cancellation of a $3 billion plan to build a new amphibious assault vehicle, saying that procurement officials have driven down costs through better planning and increased competition.

Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on seapower that the Marines are focused on procuring a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle and two new ground vehicles, the Marine Personnel Carrier and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, with a ground forces...
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