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Questions raised as Bradley replacement becomes one-horse race

9th October 2019 - 13:42 GMT | by Jason Sherman in Washington DC


The US Army’s contest to develop an Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) launched in earnest at the beginning of October but drew only a single industry participant, raising questions about the adequacy of competition in the high-priority, fast-track, project that is estimated to cost tens of billions of dollars to replace the venerable Bradley IFV fleet.

In early 2018, then-Army Secretary Mark Esper directed the service to accelerate the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) programme, establishing a two-pronged project to immediately launch a major competition to replace the Bradley fleet with an OMFV, while also establishing an NGCV Robotic Combat

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Jason Sherman


Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a US-based journalist. Since 1994, he has covered the Pentagon, defence industry, …

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