Army seeks Light Vehicle, Heavy Firepower

Representatives of about 60 companies took part in a Fort Benning, Ga., event to discuss the Army’s need for a new light infantry vehicle with heavy firepower. The Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle, MPF, could be based on a current vehicle that is either a light tank or a heavy troop carrier to cut down on the time it would take to be produced. Note: There is $10 million in the 2017 budget proposal for research and development of a vehicle that the Army hopes could start being built in 2018 if it takes only modifications in current platforms. Stay tuned for details …