The US Army has called for tenders to compete for the design, development and production of future-generation ground combat vehicles (GCV) as part of the army’s future combat systems (FCS) programme.

The army plans to develop several variants of the vehicle, which will be integrated into the army’s brigade combat teams (BCT).

The highly survivable, lethal and supportable GCV will replace the army’s recently cancelled manned ground vehicle element of the FCS programme.

The new combat vehicles are expected to achieve high interoperability between the crew and the platform while meeting the high standards of supportability, availability, affordability and transportability, with the ability to perform in different operational environments.

The US Army’s TACOM (Tank-automotive and Armaments Command) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) is inviting candidate industries for the production of new GCVs.