US Army, L3Harris Ink MOSA Agreement for Next-Gen Ground Combat Vehicles

The US Army and L3Harris Technologies have partnered to support the service’s modular open systems approach (MOSA) for next-generation ground combat vehicles.

The US Department of Defense MOSA strategy includes cost reductions and timeline optimizations to ensure warfighter readiness on multi-domain missions.

Under the agreement, L3Harris will aid the army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (DEVCOM GVSC) to enhance designs and reduce risks associated with developing future vehicle technologies.

The firm will also assist in demonstrating and validating technical feasibility for the rapid modernization of modular open system capabilities.

Supporting Next-Generation Combat Vehicles

According to L3Harris, the agreement will expand data sharing and related collaborations between the company and the US Army.

The contract will also help sustain industry adherence to MOSA standards in the future.

Army Futures Command held demonstrations of technology and equipment on May 16, 2019 at the Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Six weapons and defense industry vendors showcased seven autonomous combat vehicles in an effort for Army officials to decide which machines fit their needs best and what needs to be improved on. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen)
Autonomous combat systems lined up during a demonstration for US Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle. Photo: Luke Allen/US Army

“Our multi-domain, open-systems expertise and ground vehicle investment expands our position within the market,” L3Harris Strategy and Product Development Director Hugh McFadden stated.

“As a result, we’re providing cutting-edge technology and increasing the speed of its implementation to the US Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicles.”

Battlefield Awareness Systems for Lynx

Last year, L3Harris partnered with Rheinmetall to supply battlefield awareness systems for US Army next-generation ground combat vehicles.

This separate effort aims to increase the lethality of the army’s Lynx optionally manned fighting vehicle by enabling faster threat interception at greater distances with fewer operators.

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