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Analysis

The US Army’s armoured vehicle conundrum

This year, funding for the US Army's next generation of combat vehicle - dubbed the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) - was slashed and the programme all but cancelled. Plans were for the GCV to replace an ageing fleet of Bradley vehicles. Instead, it joins a growing list of failed army acquisition programmes. Now other armoured vehicle projects are coming under closer scrutiny as experts question whether these failed projects are affecting US capabilities at home and abroad.

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