$34B Army Troop Transport Struggles With Weight, CBO Says

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 8:16 PM EST) -- The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the Pentagon's next-generation Ground Combat Vehicle — expected to cost $34 billion during the 2013 development phase — could struggle to meet military requirements, as demands for more armor clash with the military's desire for a versatile and maneuverable vehicle.

The Ground Combat Vehicle is one of the larger procurement programs in the works at the Department of Defense, intended to replace the U.S. Army's aging fleet of Bradley fighting vehicles, which transport troops in combat zones. Unlike a tank or the Bradley,...
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