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Army Pauses $45 Billion Vehicle Program That Drew Only One Bid

Jan. 16, 2020, 9:53 PM

The Army is declaring a “tactical pause” in its projected $45 billion program to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle after General Dynamics Corp. was deemed the only qualified bidder and the service acknowledged its requirements were too hard to meet.

“The Army asked for a great deal of capability on a very aggressive schedule,” Army weapons buyer Bruce Jette told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday. Despite “unprecedented” efforts to engage contractors over almost two years, “it is clear a combination of requirements and schedule overwhelmed industry’s ability to respond within the Army’s timeline,” he said.

Jette said the “Optimally Manned...

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