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AUSA 2021: US Army plans next OMFV steps

16th October 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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During AUSA 2021, US Army MG Ross Coffman disclosed details about the next phases of the OMFV programme. (Photo: Flavia Camargos Pereira)

The US Army intends to release a draft RfP in Q1 2022 aiming to collect feedback from the industry and shape requirements for the next stages of the OMFV programme. The RfP for phases 3 and 4 will be published in May 2022.

The US Army has been preparing carefully for the next phases of its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) programme. MG Ross Coffman, director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team, confirmed during the AUSA 2021 event on 11-13 October that the service intends to release a draft RfP in Q1 2022.

Coffman spoke in the ‘Advancements in Next Generation Combat Vehicle Development’ panel session and claimed that the goal of the draft is to collect comments from the industry, refine the requirements for the next stages and publish RfPs for Phase 3 (detailed design) and Phase 4 (prototype building and testing) in May

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