Posted on April 29, 2021
The proposal that was submitted by Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., (PBE), for the U.S. Army's concept design phase of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program was mentioned in an article on the "Defense News" website this past Tuesday. The article covered how PBE is working directly with Keshik Mobile Power Systems to form a team of defense companies and small businesses for this program.
Warfare reporter Jen Hudson also reported that the Army cancelled its original OMFV competition after a dropout, a disqualification and a single bid from the three major players. She goes on to describe how the Army's new plan will "better foster a robust competition over a more reasonable timeline."
PBE views the "non-traditional OMFV program approach as a perfect opportunity to continue to diversify [Point Blank Enterprises] by leveraging our core competencies in collaborative digital engineering design management, survivability systems engineering and forming and leading teams of some of the industry's best large and small defense companies."