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AUSA 2018: Options open for NGCV, but smaller may be better

9th October 2018 - 18:12 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Washington DC

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The US Army is accelerating the timelines for its Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) programme to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and initial requirements seem to point in the direction of smaller, more protected vehicles over larger platforms.

An initial briefing to industry in August suggests that the US Army was eyeing a platform that would only seat five soldiers, a decrease from the six currently carried by the M2 Bradley.

A desire for a platform with a smaller footprint appears to come from operational experience in Europe and Asia, with senior officers pointing to problems with large vehicles and

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Grant Turnbull

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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