Army Seeking Proposals for Robotic and AI Powered Ground Vehicle Prototypes
The U.S. Army has issued a new request for proposals for ground vehicle prototypes that would use artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to operate more autonomously. The call is part of the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. The goal of the call is to invest in R&D that has the potential to reduce the current crew size for ground vehicles. Currently, the Army’s ground vehicles require three service members, and through this new initiative the Army hopes to reduce the number to two.
The Army is working in partnership with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC). The NAMC is a part of the Defense Mobility Enterprise: a single consortium of Government Laboratories and Agencies managed by the Acquisition Management Office (AMO) at the Detroit Arsenal (formerly the Vehicle and Robotics Alliance (VRA PO)) and its Industry/Academic component, the NAMC.
Prototype proposals can be submitted through May 28, 2021. Applicants must be NAMC members to respond.
For more information, please visit: https://www.namconsortium.org/.