The Pentagon shift in focus from Iraq to Afghanistan last year did little to blunt the military’s appetite for ground vehicle acquisition. The Defense Department shelled out about $19.3 billion for tracked and wheeled vehicles in 2009, making ground vehicles the leading Pentagon expense for the second consecutive year, according to an exclusive Aerospace DAILY analysis of contracting data provided by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Throughout 2008 and 2009, ...


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