The U.S. Defense Department’s procurement of wheeled tactical vehicles (WTVs) has dropped sharply since fiscal 2008, leaving U.S. companies to seek international sales, which so far have not come close to filling the gap. A Sept. 13 report by the Government Accountability Office charts an 80% drop in Pentagon buying of WTVs, from about 50,000 each in fiscal 2007 and 2008, to fiscal 2011, when it bought only about 8,400. The Pentagon has bought most of what it expects to need for quite a ...


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