American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense have won a contract for the first phase of the US Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) programme, Rheinmetall writes in a press release. The objective of the multi-phased programme is to replace the Army’s family of heavy tactical trucks with production of up to 40,000 trucks valued at up to USD 14 Bn. According to Rheinmetall, both companies formed a strategic collaboration in 2022 to compete in the programme to deliver a modern, tactical truck that enhances soldier capability through advanced technologies including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safety, increased off-road mobility, cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, improved survivability and fuel efficiency, among other emerging technologies.
The team offered the HX3 Common Tactical Truck (HX3-CTT) as the latest generation in the HX family of trucks which are in service with a number of NATO and US allied nations. The HX family of trucks derives from MAN Truck and Bus commercial truck offerings bringing a high degree of commerciality to the fleet.