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Army Selects BAE, General Dynamics to Develop Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $376M contract and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a $335M contract to build ground combat vehicle prototypes intended for U.S. Army infantry brigade combat teams.

Both companies will produce Mobile Protected Firepower vehicles under the MPF middle tier and rapid prototyping contracts that include low-rate initial production options, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Army Contracting Command received three bids for the project via a full and open competition.

Prototyping efforts will take place in Sterling Heights, Mich., and have an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2025.

The military service intends to obligate $176M on BAE’s contract and another $175M on General Dynamics’ contract at the time of award.

In a separate announcement, the Army said each contractor must deliver 12 pre-production vehicles for use in developmental and operational tests.

MPF prototypes will also undergo a soldier vehicle assessment that seeks to evaluate the performance of systems against program requirements and collect feedback from military users.

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