Industry proposals to build the US Army’s M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement are in for service leaders to evaluate and, potentially, make an initial downselect early next year.
On 1 October, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) bids were due to the army and so far, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) and Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems have announced that they are vying for prototype contracts.
Don Kotchman, GDLS’s vice-president and general manager of the US market, told Jane’s that the company submitted its OMFV proposal and bid sample on 27 September.
“GD’s bid sample was purpose built to address the desired system lethality, survivability and mobility as substantiation of our response to the army’s request for proposal,” Kotchman wrote in a 1 October email.
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