General Dynamics Land Systems today announced it has submitted its proposal for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition, almost a year after it debuted its offering in Washington.
Don Kotchman, GDLS' vice president and general manager for the U.S. market, said in a released statement, "General Dynamics Land Systems submitted our OMFV proposal and bid sample to the U.S. Army on 27 September. GD's bid sample was purpose-built to address the desired system lethality, survivability and mobility as substantiation of our response to the Army’s request for proposal."
Also competing for the major modernization program to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a Raytheon-Rheinmetall-Pratt & Miller team with the Lynx platform. The team has not issued a press release announcing a formal submission, but Rheinmetall announced in August Pratt & Miller's involvement in the joint effort.
The two are the only contractors left in the running after BAE Systems declined to participate this spring.