The U.S. Army has indicated its intent to release a request for prototype proposals for the Common Tactical Truck program that would enable the service to replace legacy vehicles and take advantage of driver safety systems, off-road mobility, cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.
The service plans to award prototyping contracts through the Ground Vehicle Systems other transaction agreement that Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal awarded to the National Advanced Mobility Consortium in 2017, according to a special notice published Monday.
The CTT program is expected to replace the Palletized Load System, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, M915 line haul tractor, M1088 tractor and other platforms within the military branch’s fleet of heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicles.
The program will have three phases: non-recurring engineering, prototype hardware delivery and prototype test. The Army intends to award up to five prototype task assignments, including the delivery of up to three prototype vehicles: off-road tractor, load handling system and line haul tractor.
Following the completion of the prototyping project, the Army may award a potential $5.1 billion follow-on contract to produce up to 7,265 vehicles under the CTT program.