Accession Number:

ADA498364

Title:

The Marines' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV): Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle EFV is an armored amphibious vehicle program that originated two decades ago to replace the 1970s-era Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV. The EFV has experienced a variety of developmental difficulties, resulting in significant program delays and cost growth. While the Marine Corps and Department of Defense remain optimistic about the future of the EFV program, there continue to be major concerns about the EFVs reliability, vulnerability to improvised explosive devices IEDs, and escalating costs. This report will be updated as conditions warrant.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE