Griffin III Candidate to Optionally Manned Vehicle
New generation land vehicles designed with next generation technology components are developed with the optionally unmanned use capability.
The United States Congressional Research Service released a report on the OMFV (Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) Program launched in line with the needs of the US Army. In the document, product of General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Griffin III was nominated for the process.
The OMFV Program was launched for the procurement of the platform to replace the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, which are stated to have reached their technological limits. In this context, informal candidates were named as GDLS Griffin III, BAE Systems CV90 Mk IV and Rheinmetall Lynx in autumn 2018. According to the OMFV specification, at least two of the new platforms must be transported with the C-17 Globemaster III. Vehicles must have equipment such as at least 30 mm gun and second generation FLIR.
Developed through the UK Ajax chassis, Griffin III has a cannon that can fire 50×319 mm SuperShot 50 rounds and an Iron Fist active protection system. The main weapon of the vehicle, which has 2+6 crew, has +85 to -20 degrees elevation angle.
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