Growler rolls onto Marine bases after years of delay

02/4/2009 | Washington Post, The

After 10 years and a 100% cost increase, Marine units are starting to receive their first Growlers, Jeep-like vehicles designed for reconnaissance and ammunition hauling. Built by General Dynamics Corp. and American Growler Inc. of Ocala, Fla., the vehicles became the subject of several investigations after Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., raised questions of improprieties. A report by the Pentagon's inspector general, released last month, said the Growler's cost overruns were not unusual, and delays did not harm the military's operational plans.

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