Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 rebuild for Veterans

EMPLETON, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — Blaster’s Garage, a new YouTube series looking to make a big difference for two charities supporting military Veterans and their families, is gearing up to show fellow Veterans rebuilding a donated 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 for a fundraising raffle. … More »

Merkava Upgrade

The Israel Defense Force is aiming to launch an upgraded version of its combat-proven Merkava Main Battle Tank by 2020. The Merkava Mk.4 has been in service with the IDF since 2004. The tank is capable of carrying eight infantry … More »

Contract to support M-ATVs

The US Army is contracting Oshkosh Defense for technical support. The $13.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract provides for a number of support activities on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle family of vehicles. The Oshkosh M-ATV has an empty “curb … More »

New Skin for Armored Vehicles?

Jane’s Defense reports that German defense contractor IBD Deisenroth Engineering (IBD) has disclosed development of a new active armor solution designed to protect main battle tanks and medium to heavy armored fighting platforms against tandem warhead threats. Modern anti-tank weapons often have … More »

More V-Hulls for Strykers

The US Army is awarding a contract modification to General Dynamics in support of its Stryker vehicles. The modification provides for the upgrade of Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the double V-hull configuration and is valued at $258 million. The 8×8 wheeled Stryker armored … More »

Army Contracts for 473 More Bradleys

The US Army has contracted  BAE Systems Land & Armaments to support its Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). The $347 million fixed-price-incentive-fee contract calls for the production of up to 473 Bradley M2A4s and M7A4s (BFIST, a type of vehicle the Army has specifically … More »

Convoying!

Advice from a Vietnam Vet and 3-time MVPA Alumni by Mark Sigrist For those who don’t know, I want to share a “day in the life of a convoyer.” This should give you a good idea of what it’s like … More »