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Eurosatory 2010: GCV design 'more than a stretched Puma'

17th June 2010 - 09:15 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Paris

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The German Army's Puma tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is the 'ideal starting point for development' of a ground combat vehicle (GCV) for the US Army, Andreas Riedel, General Manager of Rheinmetall Landsysteme told reporters at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Boeing, the lead systems integrators for the cancelled Future Combat Systems (FCS) project, are teamed with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall to develop a GCV. Led by SAIC, 'Team Full Spectrum', submitted their proposal to the US Army on 21 May.

The army plans to acquire 1,200 IFVs as part of a larger

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Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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