Col. G. Scott McLeod: Army Eyes OTA Usage to Obtain Vehicle Maintenance Trainers

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Col. G. Scott McLeod, Army program manager for training devices, said the service branch is mulling plans to use Other Transaction Authority agreements to help it update its fleet of vehicle maintenance trainers, National Defense reported Wednesday.

McLeod, who works for the service’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation, said it will use OTAs to cut across bureaucracy in the Department of Defense‘s procurement divisions.

This will be carried out with the help of the Training and Readiness Accelerator consortium, which is run by nonprofit National Security Technology Accelerator, he added.

Among the list of family vehicle maintenance trainers that the Army plans on acquiring are the armored multipurpose vehicle, the Bradley fighting vehicle and the Abrams battle tank.

The endeavor is set to be accomplished within 18 months, with the Army allotting $58M for the Abrams tank, $57M for the Bradley trainer and $28M for the armored multipurpose vehicle.

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