The following is a release from Mr. Michael Clow (ASA (ALT)) and the U.S. Army:
Last week Army leaders took an important step toward a new competition for improved Medium Tactical Vehicles by sharing lessons learned and planned improvements with interested industry partners.
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The current Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) first entered production in 1991 to replace the iconic 2.5-ton “deuce and a half” and 5-ton trucks. Some of those trucks trace their design legacy back to World War II, but the new generation focused on a common chassis and components.
Over the past 25 years, multiple vendors have produced, upgraded, and improved more than 75,000 of these vehicles. The trucks form the backbone of the Army’s local, line haul, and unit resupply missions in combat, combat support, and combat service support units, and they also play an important role as the prime mover for several weapon, sensor, and communication platforms.
Vendors attending last week’s sessions at the Nevada Automotive Test Center had the opportunity to hear first-hand from the acquisition leaders who manage Army truck programs and representatives from the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, who shape the requirements for Army truck …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life