The Army will cancel a multimillion dollar effort to upgrade its Humvee fleet and funnel those funds into the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to sources with knowledge of the program.
Pentagon acquisition officials spearheaded Army’s decision to terminate the Modernized Expanded Capability Vehicle program — the official moniker of the Humvee recapitalization program, sources say. The MECV cancellation will likely be part of the Army’s upcoming fiscal 2013 budget plan. An Army spokesman could not confirm or deny the program’s cancellation, noting internal budget deliberations are still ongoing.
Source: Carlo Munoz for AOL Defense.