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Hanwha, Oshkosh sign partnership for US Army Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle

Hanwha Defense and Oshkosh Defense have signed a partnership for the design and delivery of the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, as part of the combat vehicle program to replace the M-2 Bradley IFV.

Hanwha Defense and Oshkosh Defense have signed a partnership for the design and delivery of the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, as part of the combat vehicle program to replace the M-2 Bradley IFV.

Hanwha Defense has entered into a partnership with Oshkosh Defense to execute the design of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) for the US Army’s upcoming combat vehicle program.

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The agreement between the two companies is expected to allow Oshkosh Defense to operate as the systems integration contractor on the OMFV, with Hanwha Defense overseeing the development and delivery of the system.

The OMFV project is expected to replace the M-2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle in a bid to modernise the US Army.

Bernard Champoux, head of Hanwha’s US operations and former US Army Lieutenant General, outlined that the OMFV will support the operational capabilities of US soldiers.

“Bringing together the heritage of two innovative, reliable, and successful land systems companies, gives me great confidence that Hanwha and Oshkosh, with our other consortium partners, will deliver the next generation infantry fighting vehicle the American Soldier clearly deserves,” Champoux said

“Like Australia and numerous other partner countries focused on local production, Hanwha’s contribution to the OMFV solution will be built in America with American labor.”

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The announcement comes following confirmation that Hanwha’s Redback infantry fighting vehicle is being trailed for the LAND 400 Phase 3 program, and the appointment of Hanwha Defense as a preferred supplier to the ADF for the AS9 Self-Propelled Howitzer and AS10 armoured ammunition resupply vehicle as part of the LAND 8116 program.

[Related: Hanwha partners with K-TIG for armoured vehicle welding support]

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.
 
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