U.S. Army Awards Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Design Contract

Oshkosh Defense will work together with its industry partners to develop initial concepts of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle that will help the U.S. Army replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle By DA Reporter / 03 Aug 2021

Oshkosh Defense has been selected to participate in the Concept Design Phase for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.  

Oshkosh Defense will work together with its industry partners to develop initial concepts of the OMFV that will help the U.S. Army replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), which has been in service since 1981.

Selected by the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA), Oshkosh Defense will develop initial concepts supported by Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A), which will inform OMFV requirements up to a System Functional Review (SFR).

“As a leading innovator of defense technologies, Oshkosh Defense is committed to providing the best possible solutions to the U.S. Army for its evolving modernization priorities,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. 

“Each of our industry partners will contribute their own best-in-class expertise in ground combat vehicles, turrets, armor, and autonomy. Together, we will provide a modular OMFV solution designed to defeat emerging threats with flexibility and room for growth to accommodate evolving requirements.”

The Oshkosh Defense consortium includes Pratt Miller Defense, Hanwha Defense USA, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, QinetiQ Inc., and Plasan.

Oshkosh’s OMFV concept leverages the proven capability of Hanwha’s Redback chassis and Rafael’s SAMSON family of turrets. 

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