American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense Deliver Prototypes for First Phase of U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck ProgramAmerican Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense Deliver Prototypes for First Phase of U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck Program
  • American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense deliver three HX3 CTT prototype trucks for the U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck Program.
  • The prototypes feature advanced technologies including ADAS, cybersecurity hardening, and readiness for autonomous operations.
  • The collaboration aims to replace up to 40,000 trucks in the Army’s fleet, with the potential project value reaching $14 billion.

Düsseldorf, Germany — In a significant stride towards modernizing the U.S. Army’s tactical fleet, American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense have successfully delivered three prototype trucks for the first phase of the Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) Program. This strategic collaboration between the two defense powerhouses marks a potential production scale of up to 40,000 trucks, valued at up to $14 billion, aiming to revamp the Army’s heavy tactical truck fleet.

The HX3 CTT prototypes, stemming from the highly successful HX family of trucks, are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. These include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), enhanced off-road mobility, cybersecurity hardening, and features enabling autonomous vehicle operation. These advancements are expected to increase soldier safety, reduce military vehicle accidents, and decrease the number of soldiers exposed to hazardous convoy operations.

This venture not only represents a fusion of American Rheinmetall Vehicles’ military vehicle expertise with GM Defense’s cutting-edge technological innovations but also underscores the Army’s focus on leveraging commercial vehicle advancements for military applications. The global footprint of the HX3 CTT and its commercial dealer network emphasize the project’s commitment to optimized lifecycle costs and worldwide service support.

The delivery of these prototypes is a pivotal moment in the CTT program, showcasing a significant technological leap in military logistics and operational capabilities. The U.S. Army stands on the brink of a major transformation in its tactical vehicle fleet, poised to meet the demands of modern and future combat operations.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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