GM Defense, Rheinmetall to Supply $14 Billion Worth Tactical Trucks to U.S. Army
- January 31, 2023
- Posted by: Quatro Strategies
- Category: Defense
German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall’s U.S. unit American Rheinmetall Vehicles and General Motors’ defense unit GM Defense have won a contract to supply up to 40,000 trucks to the U.S. Army for its tactical truck programme valued at up to $14 billion. The two defense companies have formed a strategic collaboration in 2022 to compete in the programme to deliver a modern tactical truck with capabilities including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safety, increased off-road mobility, cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, improved survivability and fuel efficiency, among other emerging technologies.
The companies offered the HX3 Common Tactical Truck (HX3-CTT). It is the latest generation of trucks in the combat proven HX family of trucks which are in service with a number of NATO and U.S. allied nations. The companies say it would bring a high degree of commerciality to the fleet, which is a priority for the Army in the CTT program.
“Both American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense look forward to providing competition to the Army’s CTT Program. We are committed partners to the Army, bringing tremendous operational capability coupled with advanced safety features, ensuring our Soldiers can achieve their mission safely and effectively. Together our team will deliver a transformational truck that leverages the commercial strenghths of our partners, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and General Motors, and the commonality of the HX3-CTT design,” said Warnick, Managing Director of American Rheinmetall Vehicles.
“Winning the CTT prototype phase demonstrates the undeniable value that the strategic collaboration between GM Defense and American Rheinmetall Vehicles brings to this important, next-generation Army program,” GM Defense President duMont said.
“We are excited to bring our advanced technologies and manufacturing prowess into this important collaboration and deliver a proven, modern solution to enhance warfighter capability. We look forward to continuing our work with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to execute the first prototype phase, while gaining the necessary insights to strengthen our position to win future phases of the program.” he added.
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