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Army Eyes New Solicitation for OMFV Combat Vehicle Program

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army plans to revise the requirements and launch another solicitation for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, the service reported Thursday.

The military branch on Thursday decided to drop the solicitation for the rapid prototyping phase of the OMFV program to review the effort’s acquisition strategy, requirements and schedule.

"We remain committed to the OMFV program as it is our second-highest modernization priority, and the need for this ground combat vehicle capability is real. It is imperative we get it right for our Soldiers," said Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

"The most prudent means of ensuring long-term programmatic success is to get this multi-billion-dollar effort correct," said Gen. John Murray, commander of Army Futures Command. "We are going to take what we have learned and apply it to the OMFV program to develop our path and build a healthy level of competition back into the program."

The Army issued in March 2019 a request for proposals for the OMFV program to replace the service’s Bradley fighting vehicles.

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