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US Army moves out with MPF prototypes, eyeing acceleration options

04 January 2019

As BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) move out on building and delivering new light-combat vehicle prototypes to the US Army, the service says it is exploring ways to accelerate its six-year timeline for getting Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) into the field.

In December, the service announced it was awarding the two companies with contracts valued up to USD376 million each to build 12 MPF prototypes with an eye towards getting the first unit equipped in fiscal year 2025 (FY 2025). Between now and then, the service said it will look for entry points to speed up the timeline and get the vehicle into the field sooner.

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