Marine Corps to Release RFP For New Ultralight Vehicle.

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MONTEREY, Calif.--The Marine Corps plans to release a request for proposals later this year for a new family of ultralight tactical vehicles, an acquisition official said Feb. 5.

The future platform, known as the ULTV, would replace legacy utility task vehicles. The service plans to buy more than 500 next-generation systems, said Jennifer Moore, a product manager at Marine Corps program executive office land systems. "We are seeing an increased demand from the Marines" for this type of capability, she said during a presentation at the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in Monterey, California, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. "They're finding new ways, inventive ways to use the [legacy] UTV," she added.

PEO land systems is looking for a modular, off-road utility vehicle that can be quickly configured to provide logistical support for infantry units, and...

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