The U.S. Army has canceled its own proposal to a competitive solicitation for an effort to replace the M2 Bradley vehicle, after discussions between military leaders with consideration to industry feedback, Defense News reported Thursday.
The decision builds on remarks from industry regarding a previous, unsuccessful competition that presented requirements companies found impossible to meet.
The Army now completely turns to industry for the revised Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle solicitation. The service branch will finance the program via $4.6B in fiscal 2022 through 2026 funds.
Ashley John, a spokesperson with the Army, said the service branch assessed more than 500 responses from the defense industry and will address established concerns over the next weeks.