Army tallies $7.2B light tank program cost, excluding $2.2B unfunded requirement

By Jason Sherman / September 27, 2023 at 4:42 PM
The Army has tallied a $7.2 billion price tag for its Mobile Protected Firepower program, a project to buy 377 light tanks for infantry brigades that will outfit six battalions but still leave the service shy of more than 30% of the total infantry requirement for a direct-fire capability needed to neutralize hardened enemy positions and armored vehicles. The Army has outlined for the first time in a Selected Acquisition Report cost and schedule targets for the MPF project ,...

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