Americas Next HumveeOne of These Trucks Will Be the Army’s New $14B Ride Not enough cargo volume, too expensive, probably horrid fuel consumption rate. The three top entrants won contracts worth about 60 million each to build a small fleet of demonstration models that will be tested by the Army. I believe these were already sanitized from showing any sensitive stuff, but all the same — please remove if inappropriate.
What I meant to say was they look a little heavy and high. What I meant to say was they look a little heavy and high. But the demand for an IED resistant vehicle is what is driving the new developments. Occupation forces can bring heavy MRAPs in. You could always buy one off of the Mexican Army. Because of the vacuum between layers holding them together, the least elemental and temperature exposure they recieve, the better off they are. To everyone else, it’s known as the replacement for the Humvee — and one of the few multibillion-dollar U. S. In the lingo of the U. S. On Wednesday, the Army narrowed its list of potential Humvee successors to three.
AM General’s BRV-O entry sports a 3,500-lb. As operational requirements change and existing vehicles become increasingly outmoded, the US Army is adapting.
The chosen vehicles surprised many considering that the Lockheed proposal was the only one to have been selected for a Technology Development phase contract, with other vehicles falling by the way side.
The Lockheed Martin proposal comprises of five test vehicles, including an infantry carrier, utility vehicle, general purpose mobility logistics support vehicle, second generation infantry carrier and a command and control on the move vehicle.
More than 300,000 operational test miles have gone into the development of the BRV-O. More than 300,000 operational test miles have gone into the development of the BRV-O, with the crew capsule and modular armour already proven effective in government-supervised blast testing.
Although the remaining vehicles have not been selected for EMD phase contracts, the manufacturers could still feasibly be selected for the ultimate contract. More than 300,000 operational test miles have gone into the development of the BRV-O. As warfare evolved, it has proven to be a very diverse platform that can be outfitted with a wide range of options to accommodate the changing battle field.
Each of these companies are investing tens of millions into these programs because of the potential long term payoff. Oshkosh has been extremely aggressive in their vehicle programs with the government. Being the manufacturers of the original Humvee, AM General were expected to develop a strong candidate.
The winner will be announced in 27 months time.