M113 upgrade officially canceled, $15M reprogrammed for higher priorities

By Ashley Tressel / January 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Some $15 million of fiscal year 2018 funds previously intended to upgrade a limited quantity of Vietnam-era M113 armored personnel carriers has been reprogrammed "to fund higher priorities," according to the Army's acquisition executive. The Army decided in October to rescind a 2016 directed requirement ordering the upgrades to the vehicle for units above brigades, acquisition chief Bruce Jette wrote in a Nov. 9 letter to the congressional defense committees. The M113 was already set to be replaced by the...

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