Pentagon Pushing Collaboration on New Ground Combat Vehicle

By Marjorie Censer / July 16, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top acquisition official is calling for an active role for the Marine Corps in the Army's new ground combat vehicle program, a development welcomed today by a senior Army officer who believes the Marines' participation will strengthen the effort. In a July 9 memo, Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter says the service's implementation of his June FCS acquisition decision memorandum "appears consistent with the intent of the ADM," but sets out to clarify several points. The memo was...

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