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US Army OMFV programme may lose priority status as strategy shifts to Indo-Pacific

16th November 2022 - 18:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


OMFV is intended to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle. (Photo: US Army)

The OMFV may not remain a priority for the Pentagon as the National Defense Strategy 2022 puts emphasis on the Indo-Pacific theatre, where advanced ground capabilities are not crucial.

After facing several issues in replacing the Bradley fighting vehicle, the US Army may find more bumps in the road for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) programme.

Released in October, the unclassified part of the National Defense Strategy (NDS) 2022 put emphasis on the Chinese threat and the Indo-Pacific theatre. As this region would mainly require deployment of naval and air capacities, the OMFV may not be a priority for the near future.

Speaking to Shephard, Mark Cancian, a senior adviser at the US-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), explained that this

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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