Navy to Reduce Requirements for Troubled Marine Vehicle

By Christopher J. Castelli / February 28, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Navy plans to lower the performance requirements for the troubled Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle while also inviting contractors to compete against General Dynamics for the development of more reliable subsystems, Navy acquisition executive Delores Etter said today. The EFV, an amphibious, armored-tracked vehicle that is supposed to quickly transport Marines inland from ships parked 25 miles offshore, has suffered reliability problems. Even if the reliability is improved, however, the Navy must also relax the vehicle's performance requirements to continue the...

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