Roush Awarded 8-Year Army Contract for Next Generation Combat Vehicle Prototypes

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Team with SAIC, Lockheed Martin, others gets $237 million to develop advanced ground vehicle concepts.

Roush, as part of a development team led by SAIC, has been awarded a contract through the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium to develop two combat vehicle demonstrator platforms.

Roush, as part of a development team led by SAIC, has been awarded a contract through the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium to develop two combat vehicle demonstrator platforms.

Roush is honored that the U.S. Army and TARDEC have chosen our team to develop these next generation combat vehicle prototypes.

Roush, as part of a development team led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), has been awarded a contract through the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium to develop two combat vehicle demonstrator platforms designated the “next generation combat vehicle – experimental prototypes,” or NGCV-EP.

The Warren, Michigan-based U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will fund the 8-year program with an initial value not to exceed $237 million. Roush’s partners in this effort will include SAIC, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Moog, Inc., GS Engineering, Inc., and the Nevada Automotive Test Center.

“Roush is honored that the U.S. Army and TARDEC have chosen our team to develop these next generation combat vehicle prototypes,” stated Roush CEO Evan Lyall. “Together with SAIC and the other members, we have a tremendous opportunity to apply Roush’s capabilities in an area that is so vital to the future of our national defense.”

According to TARDEC, this project will apply the dramatic mobility, powertrain, survivability, lethality, communications and sensors technologies advancements made in recent years to develop a lightweight, powerful, tracked vehicle that will far exceed the capabilities of current Army ground vehicle platforms.

Leveraging over 40 years of vehicle development experience, Roush will provide critical engineering simulation; analysis; design; development; manufacturing and testing support focused on powertrain integration; vehicle system architecture and thermal management; low and high voltage electrical systems; autonomous system integration; vehicle testing; data analytics; and validation expertise from the company’s Troy Technical Center.

Roush will lead or support vehicle design; fabrication and testing; systems engineering; system architecture; software development and integration; human factors and safety engineering; interface control and management; product assurance and test services; condition-based maintenance; prototype logistic package development and maintenance; information management technology; internal operations support; and administration services.

The project is anticipated to start on or before October 1, 2017.

About Roush: Roush, a subsidiary of Roush Enterprises, Inc., is a full-service product development supplier headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, with over 4,000 employees in facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype and manufacturing services to the mobility industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries. Other subsidiaries include Roush Performance, developer and manufacturer of performance vehicles and products for the automotive aftermarket; and Roush CleanTech, developer and manufacturer of alternative fuel systems for the fleet vehicle market. For more information please visit http://www.roush.com.

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