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OMFV stands to benefit from meticulous approach

15th October 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

The latest RfP to replace the Bradley IFV reflects slower and more careful methods from the US Army

The Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) is set to be introduced from FY2028 instead of FY2026 as originally planned. This delay will impact the start of Bradley divestment from US Army Brigade Combat Teams but it does present an opportunity to improve the OMFV offering.

Brig Gen Ross Coffman, director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team, told Shephard that the army will use the delay in the timeline ‘to inform capability requirements with feedback from industry on and analysis of available technologies’.

He said that the army understands the importance of accurately defining the capabilities its …

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