General Dynamics team wins US Army GCV contract

A team led by US defence company General Dynamics, which includes Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Tognum America, was awarded a $439.7m (£266.3m) contract for the Technology Development (TD) phase of the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) programme.

The overall goal of the GCV IFV programme is to develop and produce an affordable and operationally effective Infantry Fighting Vehicle in seven years.

The primary purpose of the 24-month GCV TD phase is to complete the preliminary design of the GCV.

Deliverables for this contract include the Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Protection Subsystem Prototype and the Mine Blast Subsystem Prototype Test Article, as well as technical documentation and associated data.