The goal isn't to have them rolling off production lines anytime soon, but Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Defense are working together to build a lighter pickup truck. The two sides signed a two-year $11.2 million contract to develop technology that would benefit the auto company and the Army in the form of lighter trucks. The Army is interested in a lighter tactical truck for use as a combat support vehicle. In the next two years, the two sides, with the help of the American ...

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