BAE Systems bags US Army contract for OMFV program
BAE Systems has bagged a contract from the US Army for executing the concept development phase of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
During the concept development phase, the company will further develop a design that will address the requirements of the US Army for mobility, lethality, as well as survivability on future battlefields.
Jim Miller — BAE Systems director of business development said: “Our Soldiers on the future battlefield should set the pace of the fight and dominate in lethality, survivability, and mobility through technology.
“The conceptual design phase allows us to demonstrate how we marry future technology with our integration and production experience to deliver a new level of capability to our troops on an ever-changing, interconnected, multi-domain, joint battlefield.”
BAE Systems said that its OMFV design will give a highly maneuverable and survivable solution for the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the US Army to engage in close combat and come up with decisive lethality.
The company said that its solution will house a range of targeting systems that will share threat and target data across the ABCT team, and will help safeguard soldiers as they get to the battle.
The OMFV concept of BAE Systems is an integrated system of systems. Based on a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), the company’s OMFV concept is said to enable quick upgrades and technology refresh for rapid insertion of new innovations or to handle emerging threats. MOSA solutions also help reduce lifecycle sustainment costs, while facilitating commonality across platforms, said BAE Systems.
The company said that preliminary design work on the contract will be carried out in York in Pennsylvania, Minneapolis in Minnesota, San Jose in California, and Sterling Heights in Michigan.