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Army Awards $1.6B in Contracts to General Dynamics, ARV for XM30 Development

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Army Awards $1.6B in Contracts to General Dynamics, ARV for XM30 Development

General Dynamics Land Systems and American Rheinmetall Vehicles have secured U.S. Army contracts worth a total of $1.6 billion to participate in the third and fourth phases of development for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, redesignated as the XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle.

Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, explained that funding two companies will ensure that resources are sufficient and maintain a competitive environment.

He noted that the XM30 created a business opportunity for companies that do not usually serve as prime contractors for combat vehicle projects. Bush, a 2023 Wash100 winner and speaker at a past Potomac Officers Club event, said competition between such firms fosters innovation.

Intended to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the XM30 will have a modular open system architecture to enable it to receive upgrades.

The upcoming phases of the XM30 program will feature design maturation efforts and prototyping testing. GDLS and ARV are expected to deliver 11 vehicles, each with supporting data and equipment.

By the end of fiscal year 2027, the project is expected to be narrowed down to one vendor, the Army said.

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