General Motors Wins $14 Billion Tactical Truck Contract.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense have won a contract for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) Program. The program aims to replace the Army’s heavy tactical trucks with up to 40,000 trucks valued at $14 billion. The two companies formed a strategic collaboration in 2022 to offer the HX3 Common Tactical Truck (HX3-CTT) with advanced technologies for improved soldier capability, fuel efficiency, cybersecurity, and more. The HX3-CTT features an advanced protected cab design, ADAS, and open systems electrical architecture for rapid integration of autonomous capabilities. The truck is based on the successful HX family of tactical trucks, offering commercial technology and best practices for reducing obsolescence risk and expanding parts availability. The HX family is globally recognized and has been sold to 20 countries, including NATO allies.

“Both American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense look forward to providing competition to the Army’s CTT Program. We are committed partners to the Army, bringing tremendous operational capability coupled with advanced safety features, ensuring our Soldiers can achieve their mission safely and effectively. Together our team will deliver a transformational truck that leverages the commercial strengths of our partners, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and General Motors, and the commonality of the HX3-CTT design,” said Matthew Warnick, Managing Director for American Rheinmetall Vehicles.

The HX family of trucks has undergone extensive testing and evaluation, both in the lab and in the field. The Danish Army has deployed HX trucks in numerous operations since 2007 and reported excellent performance over a wide variety of terrain. In 2008, these same vehicles were chosen by Australia for their Land 121 Project Phase 3B program, which is the Australian Army’s largest-ever acquisition of military vehicles.

The HX family of vehicles have been designed to provide the highest levels of performance, reliability, and durability in a wide range of conditions. The trucks are powered by powerful yet fuel-efficient diesel engines, which provide excellent power-to-weight ratios for off-road mobility. The chassis design also provides superb ground clearance and stability under heavy loads.

The HX family of vehicles also incorporates a range of advanced technologies designed to make the work of military personnel easier and safer. These include an onboard computer system, remote weapon station, night vision systems, and advanced communications networks. The vehicles are also equipped with independent suspension systems for improved performance in rough terrain.

The HX family of vehicles also has a wide range of specialized equipment available, from medical evacuation units to weapons systems.

“Winning the CTT prototype phase demonstrates the undeniable value that the strategic collaboration between GM Defense and American Rheinmetall Vehicles brings to this important, next-generation Army program,” said Steve duMont, president of GM Defense.

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