American Rheinmetall Autos, a number one developer of tactical wheeled and tracked fight automobiles and programs has shaped a strategic collaboration with GM Protection LLC, to compete within the U.S. Military’s Frequent Tactical Truck (CTT) program. The CTT program seeks to determine a substitute platform for the Military’s Household of Heavy Tactical Autos. The Military expects to execute a number of Prototype Tasks earlier than figuring out whether or not to proceed to preliminary manufacturing that would entail buy of roughly 5,700 automobiles at a price of round $5 billion. A Request for Prototype Proposals for the primary part was issued in late June with an anticipated Contract Award in December 2022. GM Protection is a quickly increasing, wholly-owned subsidiary of Normal Motors — one of many largest automotive producers on this planet, delivering 2.2 million automobiles in 2021 alone, and stays the biggest business supplier of navy automobiles in historical past. As GM’s purpose-built government-facing entity, GM Protection will convey its formidable manufacturing capabilities and technological excellence to the CTT staff, leveraging GM’s innovation and portfolio of economic applied sciences to advance buyer capabilities. Having been chosen to ship the Infantry Squad Car (ISV) to the Military below an Different Transaction Authority (OTA) contract, GM Protection understands speedy prototyping, agile design and engineering, and speedy supply.

Rheinmetall, with its subsidiary Rheinmetall MAN Navy Autos (RMMV), is a worldwide chief in tactical navy truck improvement and manufacturing. The Group’s HX household of vans have been bought to twenty clients globally together with an energetic Allied consumer group consisting of Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Rheinmetall just lately unveiled its HX3, next-generation collection of truck with advances in energy, mobility, superior driver help programs (ADAS), and an open programs structure with pathways to hybrid know-how incorporation, chief follower driving, and autonomous operations. The militarized HX3 collection incorporates substantial business applied sciences reflecting Rheinmetall’s three way partnership with MAN Truck & Bus which streamlines logistics and sustainment burdens and offers advantages in automobile upgrades. An Americanized HX3 types the idea of what the American Rheinmetall Autos and GM Protection staff will provide the Military within the first part of the CTT program. Mixed with an open structure, the business spine of the HX3 will help persistent modernization and permit for will increase in functionality as applied sciences mature. It will scale back obsolescence points and general lifecycle prices.


“On the heels of efficiently delivering the ISV to our Military buyer, GM Protection is happy to hitch American Rheinmetall Autos on the CTT program to ship one other distinctive mobility answer for our Troopers. This strategic collaboration permits GM Protection to proceed showcasing our superior capabilities, leveraging GM’s innovation and confirmed business know-how. With American Rheinmetall Autos’ HX3 as the place to begin, I’m assured that collectively we are going to ship a successful answer that meets or exceeds the Military’s necessities and offers a platform for development and know-how insertion to help our warfighters nicely into the longer term,” mentioned Steve duMont, president of GM Protection.

“American Rheinmetall Autos is a dedicated accomplice to the Military, bringing next-generation functionality, know-how and competitors to excessive precedence Military modernization packages like CTT. GM Protection shares our dedication, and collectively our staff will present a transformational truck to help the Military and its Troopers. Normal Motors has a century of expertise supporting the Division of Protection with a exceptional heritage in design, engineering and manufacturing. GM Protection continues that heritage with the flexibility to quickly develop and deploy superior applied sciences, bringing an vital functionality to the American Rheinmetall Autos staff and our distinctive CTT providing,” mentioned Matthew Warnick, managing director for American Rheinmetall Autos.

The CTT Program is a speedy prototyping effort that makes use of a center tier acquisition technique and OTAs to allow the Military to rapidly procure and check tactical truck prototypes to exchange its household of heavy tactical vans. The Military is looking for a contemporary platform that includes superior driver security programs, elevated off-road mobility, cybersecurity, machine studying, synthetic intelligence, improved survivability, and gasoline effectivity amongst different rising applied sciences. This system will allow the Military to exchange legacy automobiles just like the Palletized Load System (PLS), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), M915 Line Haul Tractor, and different platforms within the present heavy and medium tactical wheeled fleet. A truck with most business components, in a position to carry out navy missions, and that may convey commonality amongst mission roles are prime priorities for the Military in this system. Expertise for the longer term: The HX3-CTT options a complicated, interchangeable protected cab design, superior driver help programs (ADAS), and drive by wire operation. The brand new open programs electrical structure permits speedy integration of chief follower and autonomous capabilities that target defending our Most worthy fight asset – the Soldier. Frequent Platforms and components to help a household of automobiles: The HX3-CTT is the brand new, next-gen variant of the globally profitable HX household of military-off-the-shelf tactical vans. It possesses a particularly excessive degree of commonality and modularity throughout variants: cargo, load dealing with programs, tankers, and line haul tractors. With an HX household that may scale from 4×4 to 10×10, the HX can meet any navy want.

GM Protection delivers built-in automobiles, energy and propulsion, and mobility and autonomy options to world protection, safety, and authorities markets. The distinctive reliability of GM Protection’s applied sciences outcomes from a long time of confirmed efficiency and billions of {dollars} spent in unbiased analysis and improvement by its mother or father, Normal Motors, a world chief in world design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities.

American Rheinmetall Autos delivers next-generation, superior tactical wheeled automobiles and modern tracked and wheeled fight automobiles in help of right now’s highest fight automobile modernization priorities. Rheinmetall’s collaborative world construction permits for the maturation and strengthening of the U.S. Industrial Base now and into the longer term. American Rheinmetall Autos is a part of the American Rheinmetall household of U.S. firms together with American Rheinmetall Munitions in Stafford, VA, American Rheinmetall Methods in Biddeford, ME and U.S. company mother or father American Rheinmetall Protection in Reston, VA.

American Rheinmetall Autos and GM Protection are providing the U.S. Military the HX3-CTT, a by-product of the HX3 (pictured), in response to the primary part of the Military’s Frequent Tactical Truck program.