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Army Cost Estimates on Next-Generation Vehicle Programs Need Work, GAO Finds

U.S. Army modernization officials can do a better job of reducing risk and estimating costs in two efforts under the service’s Next Generation Ground Combat Vehicle (NGCV) priority, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Nearly three years ago, the service launched an ambitious modernization effort designed to replace its major armored combat vehicles, helicopters, long-range fires and air defense capabilities, as well as update its tactical network and improve soldier lethality. The effort included standing up Army Future Command and relying on a flexible acquisition strategy that focuses on early rapid prototyping to speed up program completion.

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