General Dynamics‘ land systems business has tapped General Motors‘ defense subsidiary to support its bid to develop the new military automobiles that will replace the U.S. Army’s Bradley combat vehicles.
GM Defense said Wednesday it will work with AeroVironment, Applied Intuition and General Dynamics’ mission systems business as core members of the GD Land Systems team for the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicles competition.
Don Kotchman, vice president and general manager of U.S. operations at GDLS, shared that the team up with GM Defense is aimed at helping warfighters meet multidomain requirements through the companies’ combined capabilities.
Meanwhile, GM Defense President Steve duMont said the company will work to support the Army program through its autonomy, propulsion, vehicle development and other core capabilities.
Under a contract won in July, the Land Systems team is tasked to produce an OMFV concept to compete for a potential detailed design award in the second quarter of fiscal 2023.
The contractor is currently working on a concept that incorporates digital engineering, artificial engineering and modular open electronic architecture in line with the service’s philosophy for the future combat vehicle.