Army Medium Trucks: Acquisition Plans Need Safeguards
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Army is modernizing its fleet of medium tactical vehicles through the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles FMTV program, which is one of the Armys largest acquisition programs at a projected cost of 15.7 billion. From fiscal year 1991 through fiscal year 2022 - a 32-year period - the Army plans to purchase 85,488 FMTV trucks to replace its aging fleet of medium trucks. The FMTV trucks are a family of 2.5- and 5-ton trucks based on a common truck cab and chassis. In response to a request from Senator Tom Harkin, GAO evaluated the Armys future acquisition plans for the FMTV program.
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