GCV BAE Systems Ground Combat Vehicle program for U.S. Army
Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) is the U.S. Army's replacement program for
armored fighting vehicles in Heavy and Stryker brigade combat teams.
The GCV is organized under the Follow On Incremental Capabilities Package
of the BCT Modernization program. The first variant of the vehicle is
to be prototyped in 2015 and fielded by 2017. The U.S. Army’s
recent analysis and review of all current fighting vehicles exposed
an aging fleet and a pressing demand to bring infantry fighting vehicles
into the future. The vehicles employed today are some of the best in
the world, but they have limited capability for future growth. They
provide many capabilities today but are nearing the limits that will
allow us to upgrade their mobility, survivability, power generation
and protection for our soldiers. BAE
Systems and Northrop Grumman first announced their intentions to join
together in pursuit of the Ground Combat Vehicle competition in March
2010. Since then, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman have assembled a
team with some of the most talented and seasoned, high performance capability
providers in the defense industry. As the prime contractor, BAE Systems
will provide the overall program management and systems integration
for GCV and will also be responsible for providing the vehicle design,
structure, logistical support as well as the readiness and sustainment
of the platform.
- The GCV programs includes the replacement of Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and the M113 family of vehicles such as command and control, medical evacuation, and mortar carrier.
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