Hooper, Craig
November 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2008, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p22
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on the $22.7 million Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) of the U.S. Marine Corps. It is stated that the new vehicle's performance is not up to the promise of its design. It is mentioned that on the water, the EFV is only able to operate at high speed in a calm sea. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has warned that General Dynamics Corp.'s prototypes used in the vehicle are not suitable for the battlefield.


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