The Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems to produce prototypes of Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) tracked armored vehicles.
Under its $376 million contract, BAE will provide 12 prototype vehicles during the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) phase. The vehicle will accommodate the Army’s M8 Armored Gun System, the M35 105mm cannon, and will be capable of firing 12 rounds per minute. Its design will allow easy access to the engine and transmission – without the need for heavy equipment – and include an armor system that would enhance survivability of the vehicle’s crew.
With its $335 million contract, General Dynamics Land Systems also will develop and deliver 12 prototype “medium-weight, large caliber MPF” combat vehicles, which the company states will meet the Army’s lethality, survivability and mobility requirements.