FT. LAUDERDALE: With the Army’s Humvee modernization plan a thing of the past, service leaders now plan to pour billions into sustaining what’s left of the venerable combat truck fleet.
The current roster of combat-ready Humvees in the Army’s arsenal is “still sustainable” to carry out a wide range of missions, from air assault ops to humanitarian and disaster relief, Kevin Fahey, the program executive officer for combat support and combat service support, said last Thursday. But keeping the fleet at that level of readiness “for the sustainable future” will take some investment on the Army’s part, he told reporters during last week’s Association of the U.S. Army’s annual symposium here. To that end, Army leaders plan to shift the remaining funds from the Modernization Expanded Capability Vehicle program — the official name of the Humvee upgrade effort — into vehicle sustainment, Army Project Manager for Tactical Vehicles Col. David Bassett said at the same event. Keep reading →