The U.S. Army has lined up a Ground Mobility Vehicle procurement program for fiscal year 2017 as part of the service’s Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy, Defense News reported Tuesday.
Jen Judson writes that Scott Davis, head of combat support and combat service support for the Army, told Defense News the program was approved to proceed in March and is currently in the preliminary requirements review stage.
Davis told the publication the Army could have the final results of the analysis of alternatives by the end of the third quarter in 2016 and have an approved requirements document by the end of that fiscal year.
“[What] we are trying to do is compress that whole requirements cycle to be all done when the dollars appear… It’s really following the normal program of record process but in as fast a time as we can,” he said to Defense News.
Judson reports the Army held demonstrations in 2014 for ultralight combat vehicles built to carry an infantry squad and equipment and to be lifted by cargo helicopters.