On 12 November 2021, in accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 2371b, the Army Contracting Command – Orlando has awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) via the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) for the Complex Threat Attack Protection (CTAP) Prototype Effort.

A Request for Solutions for this effort was issued through TReX on 28 June 2021, which resulted in the submittal of 2 responses for CTAP. The prototype project was awarded to Mettle Ops located in Sterling Heights, MI. The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $23,149,988.79.

GVSC’s CTAP prototype projects seek to develop, integrate, demonstrate, and advance prototyping capabilities that will improve and enhance the Army’s ground vehicle platforms and systems capabilities. Specifically, the CTAP prototype projects will develop and demonstrate multiple prototype capabilities that will mitigate specific threats and threat engagement scenarios so US Army ground combat vehicles can maintain operational readiness and the vehicle operators/occupants can survive the threats. The CTAP prototype projects will address various critical vehicle components such as vehicle structure, technology, armor, and interior protection to include seats, seatbelts, airbags, and signature management. To support the application and integration of multiple prototype capabilities across multiple ground vehicle platforms, CTAP components and systems will be developed, prototyped, and demonstrated (baselined) generically as a family of systems and components and will not be tied to a specific platform. GVSC will develop and demonstrate prototype capabilities based on a generic platform that emulates a ground combat vehicle but is not a specific vehicle platform or system variant.

The objective is to demonstrate and assess the viability of the technology and capabilities using the generic platform(s) so correlations can be ascertained for the specific vehicle platform and system variants where the Army can adopt these new prototype technologies and capabilities for upgrades to existing platforms.