I really should change my personal text
- Jul 27, 2011
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The article lays out that the GDLS vehicle is significantly changed from the "Griffin III" concept. In fact they describe it as no longer being of the Griffin/Ajax/ASCOD vehicle family. This could help explain the absence of players like BAE; if this has become a program where you need an all-new vehicle that fits inside the budget and schedule of an off-the-shelf solution, it would be pretty risky to burn a lot of company money trying to make your bid work.With the surprise disqualification of the Raytheon-Rheinmetall Lynx, the Army has effectively left itself with one competitor for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics -- unless the Pentagon or Congress intervene.breakingdefense.com
That would go nice on an AC-130 too.AUSA: The Army is looking for more range, more punch, and more options for its Next Generation Combat Vehicle, and is turning to Northrop Grumman to provide the 50mm gun that can rip through armor, or reach out and touch targets that current infantry vehicles can’t.breakingdefense.com
Does this mean there will be enough stowage for packs etc? Or will space still be at a premium?