Army to hold industry day to solicit feedback on future ARV contracting

By Dan Schere / January 5, 2023 at 3:03 PM

The Army plans to hold an industry day as early as next month to hear feedback on future contracting for the Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle, following a request for information the service put out last month.

The service had posted a request for information for the ARV on Dec. 21, and on Thursday the response date was changed from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10.

The ARV is a new combat vehicle system with mobility on land and water that will contain sensor, communications and combat capabilities, and will also integrate robotics and artificial intelligence into manned-unmanned teaming.

The ARV is meant to give the Marine Corps’ Fleet Marine Force the “survivable, mobile, networked, sustainable, maintainable and lethal platform” for operating on both land and water, according to the posting.

In early December Textron Systems delivered a prototype ARV to the Marine Corps’ Nevada Automotive Test Center, which includes an integrated command and control suite, unmanned systems capabilities and sensors that will allow communication and data-sharing. And on Dec. 21, General Dynamics Land Systems announced that it would deliver its ARV prototype.

The industry day posting follows a request for information issued by the Army last month to gauge interest among contractors for participation in a future competitive solicitation. There could be multiple ARV solicitations for the Marine Corps and Program Manager for Light Armored Vehicles.