GM Defense Partner Rheinmetall to Participate in Army Joint Tactical Truck Competition

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Rheinmetall’s US Defense branch has partnered with General Motors’ Defense business to participate in a new US Army program to build a replacement platform for the family of heavy tactical vehicles.

The team will offer an Americanized version of Rheinmetall’s HX3-series militarized truck to continue work on the first phase of the $5 billion Common Tactical Truck program, the company announced Wednesday.

The recently launched HX3 trucks are built with an open systems architecture to help customers integrate hybrid technology as well as enable leader follower driving and autonomous operations in the future.

“GM Defense shares our commitment and together our team will deliver a transformational truck to support the military and its soldiers,” said Matthew Warnick, general manager of American Rheinmetall Vehicles.

The CTT program will replace the Army Palletized Loading System, Heavy Extended Mobility Tactical Truck, M915 Line Haul Tractor and other legacy vehicles with a new commercial platform that is expected to bring commonality across multiple mission areas.

The Army plans to award prototyping contracts under Ground Vehicle Systems’ other transaction agreement to expedite the procurement and testing of tactical truck prototypes.

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