Itâ€™s with great sadness that I report to you that Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale just said at his briefing that 2010 would be the last year that the Pentagon would buy the venerable High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
Budget documents released today show that the the Pentagon is devoting about $1 million to replace war losses of Humvees, but will buy none over and above the current numbers. The Pentagon budgeted for about 8,000 Humvees in FY 2010 to the tune of $1.3 billion.
This really does break my heart, I remember the classic HUMVEE as the epitomy of cool military ground vehicles, and I even had one of them for my GI Joes when I was a kid.
Want to see what they’re replacement will look like?