The project of the new American infantry fighting vehicle is intended primarily for the European theater

The project of the new American infantry fighting vehicle is intended primarily for the European theater

The US Army announced the resumption of work under the program to create a new version of the infantry fighting vehicle. This program is often called the "Bradley successor." It is indicated that the requirements for armored vehicles, which are designated as OMFV, have been clarified. Updated and schedule.


A US-published document states that emphasis should be placed on the survival of armored vehicles in a modern theater of operations. At the same time, it is indicated that such a theater for OMFV is considered primarily the territory of Europe (both Central and Eastern). One can easily guess which country in the USA they see as the main adversary on the mentioned “battlefield”.

The updated program for creating a combat vehicle is such that by 2025 a prototype OMFV should be prepared. Then it is planned to conduct tests, which should be completed by the end of 2027, and from 2028 - to launch armored vehicles in mass production.

It should be recalled that in the initial version of the tender, which has now been revised, Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems cooperation with the Lynx KF41 BMP and General Dynamics Land Systems with Griffin III were going to take part. The first proposal was rejected due to non-compliance with the formal requirements of the order - the manufacturer delayed the delivery of the prototype. As a result, General Dynamics Land Systems remained, but since there were no other manufacturers, we decided to change the entire program.

It is noteworthy that high expectations are placed on OMFV in Poland. Apparently, statements about Eastern Europe have warmed up the already hot heads in terms of confrontation with Russia.
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  1. PCF
    PCF April 14 2020 16: 16 New
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    https://youtu.be/SQJa3mOEz1k
    Apparently the second series of "Pentagon Wars" began to shoot laughing
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    2. Lopatov April 14 2020 16: 24 New
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      Quote: PCF
      second series

      laughing
      The second was called "FCS"
      Third "CVG"
      "OMFV" is no less than the fourth
      1. Vladimir_2U April 14 2020 17: 08 New
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        The first proposal was rejected due to non-compliance with the formal requirements of the order - the manufacturer delayed the delivery of the prototype.
        Maybe they just gave Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems with a modification of the Lynx KF41 BMP a second chance, and all these sets of different letters to save face.
        1. Lopatov April 14 2020 17: 25 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          and all these sets of different letters to save face.

          All these sets of different letters to master the denyuzhku. On one FCS alone, 18 billion was cut.
          1. Vladimir_2U April 14 2020 17: 30 New
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            Straight all all the money "mastered"? ))) I think that at least different prototypes have been created. Well, not our bucks, it’s not at all a pity. laughing But still, Bradley’s “sanctuary” needs to be changed. To vodka!
            1. Lopatov April 14 2020 17: 33 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Straight all-all the money "mastered"

              No sooner, Gates faucet blocked. But how much they could ... just 18 billion ...
  2. Lopatov April 14 2020 16: 17 New
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    Not the first time. And not even in the second ... And then again billions to the wind and another modernization of the "Bradley"
    laughing
    "Saw, Shura" ...
  3. A. Privalov April 14 2020 16: 18 New
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    Well, this testicle is still in the chicken for a long time. It is too early to convene guests on the fried eggs.
  4. Aleksandr1971 April 14 2020 16: 21 New
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    The mood of the Western establishment and the Western media suggests that the collective West will never accept the existence of Russia. Therefore, further pressure on Russia is inevitable from the collapse of its economy and possibly with subsequent armed aggression against Russia. Moreover, preparations for aggression against Russia, including the preparation of new projects of weapons and military equipment, their commissioning, will be explained as defensive measures.
  5. Andrey Mikhaylov April 14 2020 16: 25 New
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    Erroneous initiatives that the Pentagon had to abandon cost US taxpayers $ 30 billion. The US defense budget is still the largest in the world, but this does not mean that taxpayers' money has always been spent wisely.
    The Future Combat System (FCS) is the Pentagon's most expensive failure. According to the American media, 18,1 billion dollars were spent on it.

    The modernization initiative was developed from 2003 to 2009 and provided for the creation of new brigades equipped with a fleet of ground tanks and aircraft carriers.
    FCS was supposed to create not just a system, but a whole group, a system of systems, with new technologies integrated through an advanced wireless network, ”the report of the American nonprofit organization RAND, which serves as a strategic research center working on government orders, says. USA.
    However, the ambitious project called into question its effectiveness and turned out to be more expensive than originally expected, and as a result, in 2009 the then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates brought it to nothing.
    1. Peter is not the first April 14 2020 22: 42 New
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      Why should we spare other people's money wasted on development programs for equipment designed to deal with us. Let them spend more and more often, the main thing is that the good of these programs is not worth a damn.
  6. Doccor18 April 14 2020 16: 55 New
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    New BMP! And no specifics ...
    Look at least at her prototype with one eye.
    1. krillon April 16 2020 12: 00 New
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      Well, what's the point? All the same, we will not see the ships of the star landing. For all the decades that they have, that we have, variations on the theme of a wagon lined with iron. With wheels, with tracks, with modules, cannons. Someone swims, some don't. Here are just flying. Nothing revolutionary has been created and is not foreseen.
      1. Doccor18 April 16 2020 12: 05 New
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        What if .. revolution :)
        Articulated all-terrain vehicle or something ...
  7. APASUS April 14 2020 17: 37 New
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    I understand that the main requirement for the production of a new BMP was American origin? Americans zealously squeeze orders and technologies for themselves; there can be no other manufacturer in NATO
    1. Doccor18 April 14 2020 17: 50 New
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      Orders .. yes, but technology ...
      not all American.
  8. voyaka uh April 14 2020 21: 09 New
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    What do they not like Bradley?
    There is not enough KAZ on it. The rest is in order. Armor holds a heavy machine gun
    Cannon 25 mm Bushmaster is. TOW missile launcher is. And two machine guns.
    Night vision, all optics.
    What else does?
    1. Peter is not the first April 14 2020 22: 38 New
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      So in the end, after the failures of several Bradley replacement programs, it will simply be modernized with the installation of an Israeli KAZ, and then it will be operated on a European theater for dozens of years.
      1. voyaka uh April 14 2020 22: 47 New
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        I think so too. I understand it needed a wheeled lightweight BMR.
        They did Stryker. Why change Bradley?