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Active protection fielding for Bradley vehicle uncertain after tech problems, budget cuts

Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Jen Judson  |  February 27, 2020  |  Defense News

 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is working through when it can field an interim active protection system on the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle after fixing several technical problems that cropped up in testing and experiencing budget cuts in the recently passed fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

The issues identified in testing delayed the program by roughly a year, Lt. Col. Matthew Johnson, the Army’s program manager for the Bradley, told Defense News in a recent interview.

But the congressional budget cuts to the program for FY20 mean the Army won’t be able to simultaneously test and begin production on APS-equipped Bradley vehicles as planned, which has thrown the program further off course. READ MORE...


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