Accession Number : ADA303814

Title :   Industrial Assessment for Tracked Combat Vehicles,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goodman, John

PDF Url : ADA303814

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : DoD tracked combat vehicle (TCV) procurement has declined significantly from the peak years of the mid-l98Os. As procurements have declined, the TCV industry has consolidated from three prime contractors to two -- General Dynamics Land Systems and United Defense, Limited Partnership. Both prime contractors supplying TCVs for DoD use are profitable, and both are taking steps to reduce costs and improve their competitive position. DoD TCV funding is expected to remain relatively stable for the foreseeable future. Funding stability can be as critical as absolute funding dollars. Current and planned new vehicle, derivative, and upgrade/modification programs, coupled with prospective foreign sales of medium/light vehicles, generally will be sufficient to sustain needed prime contractor and supplier industrial (engineering and manufacturing) capabilities. Planned advanced technology demonstrators and funded research and development programs will also sustain a level of TCV engineering capabilities that will be just adequate to support TCV technology needs.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT VEHICLES, *TRACKED VEHICLES, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT PROPOSALS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INDUSTRIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MODIFICATION, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, ENGINEERING, USER NEEDS, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, LAND AREAS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE