How Does The Future Shape Up For Army Tactical Vehicles?
July 6 2010
The future of tactical vehicles remains unclear at the moment. In February, the US Army requested proposals for a new infantry fighting vehicle as it aims to find the next Humvee or MRAP.
This forms part of the technology development (TD) phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle programme (GCV), for which a sum of $645 million (£428.7 million) from this and next year's budget has been set aside. It is expected that this phase will span over seven years and include three stages.
In the initial phase, the Army will test and evaluate the critical technological elements, plus formalise a set of requirements for the tactical vehicles. Military leaders are planning to issue up to three contracts in the fourth quarter of the year and a preliminary design review will be conducted by 2013.
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