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US Army restarts Bradley replacement competition sans timetable or requirements

07 February 2020
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Once again, the US Army is taking a crack at developing a replacement for its M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle fleet, but this time, service leaders said they will not be fixated on set requirements or a firm fielding date.

Bruce Jette, the army's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics, and technology (ASA[ALT]), and Army Futures Command (AFC) head General Mike Murray announced on 7 February that the service is restarting its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) prototyping competition with a release of a market survey. The move comes just weeks after the service scrapped the initial competition that called for the service to begin fielding the OMFV in 2026.

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