GDLS awarded $769 Mn to advance to next phase of OMFV

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a business unit of General Dynamics has been selected by the U.S. Army to advance to the detailed design and prototype build and test phases of the XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle competition.

Formerly known as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), the XM30 is the Army’s next generation infantry fighting vehicle developmental program that will replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $768.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for Phase III and IV detailed design and prototype build and testing.

“We are proud that our years of innovation, research, development and investment have led to this next-generation XM30 solution for the Army,” said Gordon Stein, vice president and general manager of U.S. operations at General Dynamics Land Systems.

“Our highly affordable XM30 development approach maximizes performance to the Army’s requirements, and delivers a vehicle that is purpose-built for the mission.”

“Our XM30 was designed from its inception in our digital engineering environment, allowing efficient and agile integration of transformative capabilities on a platform that embodies the Army’s vision for the Ground Combat Systems Common Infrastructure Architecture (GCIA),” said Stein.


About XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle (formerly known as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) Program

The XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle (MICV), formerly known as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), is a U.S. Army program to replace the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. OMFV is one part of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle portfolio of programs.

After the cancelation of the Ground Combat Vehicle in February 2014, the Army’s M2 Bradley replacement effort was restarted under the Future Fighting Vehicle (FFV) program.

The Army had US$50 million unspent from the GCV program to re-appropriate to the FFV.

FFV was a research and development program to develop notional plans for IFVs. A decision on whether to pursue additional development beyond blueprints wasn’t expected to come until 2016, according to Brig. Gen David Bassett, commander of PEO Ground Combat Systems.

In June 2023, the Army down selected American Rheinmetall Vehicles and General Dynamics Land Systems to go forward in the competition.

About General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)

General Dynamics Land Systems provides innovative design, engineering, technology, production and full life-cycle support for land combat vehicles around the globe.

The company’s extensive experience, customer-first focus and seasoned supply chain network provide unmatched capabilities to the U.S. military and its allies. More information about General Dynamics Land Systems is available at

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services.

The company employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in revenue in 2022. More information about General Dynamics is available at