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BAE Systems submits RFI to Army for HMMWV recap

27th May 2011 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


"Today we submitted our completed Request for Information (RIF) questionnaire to the US Army for its HMMWV recapitalization programme. Our response is focused on BAE Systems' Integrated SMART V (ISV) platform, which we believe is the optimal solution for this programme and our troops. The ISV answers the essential requirements of our armed forces, government and taxpayers by affordably delivering dramatically improved protection and survivability, as well as increased mobility and payload.

Today's submission mirrors our April 1 RFI submission to the US Marine Corps for its HMMWV recapitalization programme, illustrating the adaptability of our cross-service solution.

As we await a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) from the military, we believe the ISV to a strong contender for an open and fair competition. With the ISV, the Soldier and Marine truly come first. In today's ever-challenging theatres of battle, the ISV provides the critical survivability enhancements that our troops need now, and the adaptability required for an unknown future.

The ISV is designed to accommodate a large percentage of repurposed components from existing HMMWVs, using the in-service HMMWV chassis and power-train. Additionally, the ISV incorporates off-the-shelf and readily available equipment from our proven fleet of battle-tested, mine resistant vehicles, keeping recapitalization and life-support costs down, while allowing for cost effective technology upgrades in the future if required.

As the US military takes the next step toward implementing this important programme for our men and women in uniform, we look forward to the opportunity to provide our troops with the vehicle protection and mission capability they need and deserve by leveraging our more than 40 years of developing and producing tens of thousands of tactical and mine resistant vehicles with 60+ years of survivability expertise."

Source: BAE Systems

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