SAIC announced today that they will be competing for one of possible three contract awards to develop the U.S. Army ‘s Ground Combat Vehicle (GVC) program.
SAIC Defense Solutions Group president, Deborah Alderson, explained the importance of GVC to the U.S. Army and their protection from current and any possible future threats. Explaining their proposal plan, Alderson said “Our approach is to leverage the investments made in the Manned Ground Vehicle program and the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle to produce an American IFV designed for the challenges our warfighters are facing today as well as those of future conflicts.”
Partnered with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rheinmetall Defence (RMD) and the Boeing Company, SAIC proposed that the Army vehicle will be well developed to meet the Army’s development needs. “The best part of this approach is that we can use technology already developed to quickly get this system into the hands of those who need it the most – American soldiers, ” Alderson said.