McConville's comments came during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on the Army's 2021 budget request.
Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The Army for the fourth time is overhauling the plan to replace its venerable Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Two past efforts to replace the Bradley in 2009 and 2014 were canceled for cost-associated reasons.
U.S. Army infantry units and armored vehicles moved into Syria to guard oil fields in the northeastern part of the country.
Two commands responsible for training soldiers will assess whether changes are needed in the wake of a vehicle accident.
The six soldiers were riding on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when the accident occurred.
Army managers say limited competition won’t hold up the Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement program.
The vehicle will be designed to maneuver through dense urban terrain as well as wooded areas and deliver decisive lethality.
Army Spc. Octavious Deshon Lakes Jr. was killed in a rollover accident in an M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
The Army hopes to field its first Next-Generation Combat Vehicle in 2025.