US Army, Oshkosh Partner to Develop Armament Technologies

The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command will be collaborating with military vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Defense to research and develop crucial technologies for military armaments.

Under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the two entities will produce cutting-edge technologies that can offer new capabilities to warfighters.

The tech would also provide a “transformative, next-generation” lethality capability to US military units.

According to Oshkosh, the deal will enable both organizations to mature their technologies and transition to direct fire medium caliber platforms like the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).

The partnership plans to use the Oshkosh Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System 30-millimeter turret in developing and testing armament technologies.

“This CRADA allows us to explore additional weapon system capabilities and apply them to our OMFV solution to provide our soldiers with the cutting-edge technology required on the modern battlefield,” Oshkosh official Pat Williams said in a press release.

Investments in Technologies

This recent collaboration between the US Army and Oshkosh Defense is part of the country’s continuing efforts to acquire modern weapons and equipment to address evolving threats.

Earlier this month, the US Army issued a request for information from defense firms regarding virtual reality technologies that could support next-generation infantry simulations and mission rehearsals.

The enabling tech could reportedly help Army infantry warfighters fulfill their missions more effectively.

The service has also launched a market survey to identify potential suppliers of “exoskeleton” – a cutting-edge technology capable of enhancing soldier performance.

The wearable equipment reportedly supports warfighters to perform challenging tasks by counteracting overstress on the lower back and legs.

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