Technology & Industry - leading the discussion industry is a critical partner - not "just" a vendor
Hosted by Defence iQ and Ultra PCS
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As world militaries move to the next generation of combat vehicles and weapon systems. The U.S. Army is preparing to issue an RFP for a digital design of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, seeking industry to offer its best solutions for the future. The Army is also soliciting industry input on a full range of integration projects. A full conversation between industry and the military is critical to getting transformational systems into the hands of the soldier.
The discussion will concentrate on:
- How is the OMFV different from past US Army combat vehicle programs? What's changed?
- This program does not include required characteristics of the vehicle. Rather, it lists broad areas of desired characteristics, such as "survivability." Why is the Army not being more specific in what it wants?
- What is the latest timeline for development of this vehicle?
- What did you learn from the draft RFP process that will inform the formal RFP later this year?
- Do we imagine ‘coalition interoperability’ for platforms such as OMFV , and if so how do we ensure these mechanisms are built into the architecture?
With expert contributions from our panelists:
- Major General (Ret.) William Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters, US Army (Moderator)
- Major General Brian Cummings, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, US Army
- Brigadier General Ross Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
- Tony White, Chief Technology Officer-Land, Ultra PCS