The U.S. Army has invited BAE Systems and an Oshkosh Defense–ST Engineering team to submit proposals for a contract to build military vehicles that can operate in the Arctic region and other extreme cold weather environments, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.
The service made the invitation after two amphibious prototypes from the companies passed the tests in Alaska as part of the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle program.
A spokesperson for the Army said the service expects to award the CATV production contract by the end of June to replace the branch’s Small Unit Support Vehicle and perform homeland defense and search and rescue missions and support training.
The Army intends to procure 110 units by the end of fiscal year 2027 and secure 163 vehicles in all by FY 2032 under the CATV contract.
In April 2021, the Army’s program executive office combat support and combat service support selected BAE and Oshkosh Defense to build prototypes that can transport up to nine warfighters.