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Future Tactical Truck Systems (FTTS)


As the FTTS program was being defined in 2002, basic requirements in 7 categories were defined. These requirements outlined a basic understanding of the percieved gaps between the existing tactical vehicle fleet and the planned fleet for support of the Objective Force and the Future Combat System (FCS). The categories were: sustainability, agility, lethality, versatility, responsiveness, survivability, and deployability. These "ilities" were described as the key factors for the planned development. Lethality had no specific requirements at the time.

The specific requirements for the other 6 categories were as follows:

  • Sustainability
    • Reliability - Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) to be less than duration of Pulsed Operations
    • Maintainability - Self-reporting, no special tools, No TMDE, and No Spares
  • Agility
    • Higher Mobility Rated Speed: 50% increase
    • Must be able to go where FCS goes and bypass built up areas to deliver support
  • Versatility
    • Advanced Load Handling
    • Interchangeable/Intermodal Operation
    • On Board Power & water Generation
    • Deliver integrated, common, formed Packaging
  • Responsiveness
    • Greater Fuel Efficiency 100 - 200%
    • Dynamic Movement Tracking and Re-routing
    • Greater Range 600 - 900 miles
    • Integrated C4ISR
  • Survivability
    • Designed upfront to provide time definite and assured delivery
  • Deployability
    • C130 Roll on/Roll off w/load
    • Ready to support off the ramp without vehicle preparation or transportability waivers

    By 2003 these threshold requirements remained largely unchanged, with a tenative requirement for reduced emissions and IR signature being added to the survivability category.

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