The US Army has awarded Point Blank Enterprises a contract for the concept development phase of the OMFV programme.
Press Release, Miami Lakes, 27 July 2021: Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal has awarded Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) business unit, The Protective Group (TPG) a $60.6M Firm Fixed Price Contract for Phase 2, Concept Design for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) programme. The OMFV is planned to be an important weapon system platform in the Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs) and is part of the larger Next Generation Combat Vehicle Family of Combat Vehicles.
The OMFV concept is envisioned to encompass future capabilities and basic operational requirements including: scalable survivability and protection, remotely controllable, preplanned growth to easily integrate future capabilities, embedded platform training, and decisive battlefield lethality. The Army plans for the first OMFV delivery in the fourth quarter of FY2028 for final testing with a final Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in the third quarter of FY2029.
Mark Edwards, Executive Vice President for Point Blank Enterprises said, “We are honoured to be selected to participate in this essential Army combat vehicle programme. We have assembled a diverse industry team that, like Point Blank, is fully committed to providing the most advanced and reliable products to our men and women in uniform. This award reaffirms our ability to assemble and manage diverse technical teams performing complex and innovative collaborative design engineering programmes. Our OMFV design concept will not be constrained or limited by previous design engineering approaches or technologies that produced the last generation of combat vehicles. Innovative engineering solutions and continuously integrating improvements into our product designs are in our DNA, both of which are key to this phase of the OMFV programme.”
For nearly 50 years, Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. has been a leading provider of threat protection products engineered to maximise user survivability.
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US DoD Contract Notices, Washington, 26 July 2021:
- American Rheinmetall Vehicles LLC…
- BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P…
- General Dynamics Land Systems Inc….
- Oshkosh Defense LLC…
- Point Blank Enterprises Inc….
[each] awarded a $26,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Phase 2 concept design. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received. US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan is the contracting activity. (Awarded July 23, 2021)