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Briefing to


9 December 2011


Capabilities Overview

The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education institute located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  IDB fosters shoulder-to-shoulder partnerships among the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security other government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to achieve excellence and innovation through research, education and stabilization/economic reconstruction activities.


IDB Executive Fellows

Board of Directors


program development experience
Program Development Experience
  • 10 years experience with DoD and private sector
    • Recently included: DHS, USCG, DOS, USAID, DVA, SSA
    • 50+ Corporate sponsors and participant organizations
    • Approximately 4500 government & private sector executive participants
      • 85 Executive Education Programs
      • 7 MBA Cohorts
      • 8 DAELP Cohorts
      • 12 Pre-Deployment Roundtables
      • 7 Forums and COCOM Seminars
    • Programs consistently rated 4.8+ on a 1-5 Likert Scale
  • Top-Tier Universities:
    • UNC repeatedly ranked #1 public university
    • UNC and IU Business School Top 20 stature and climbing
    • Dedicated UNC/NCSU/NCA&T/Emory - Core Faculty integral to curriculum development, research and execution: (PhD level)

Program Background

  • The Commercial High Performance Vehicle Industry faces many of the same challenges as the U.S. Military in developing and operating wheeled vehicles
  • A few of the areas of vehicle design and performance faced by both military designers and their civilian counterparts include:
  • Vehicle safety
  • Power train reliability/performance
  • Suspension
  • Braking system
  • High-strength/light weight materials
  • Fuel efficiency
program background cont
Program Background (cont.)

The objectivesof the MVHPC Program are:

  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate performance gaps, issues and concerns associated with Military tactical wheeled vehicles,
  • Identify technologies developed by the Motorsports Industry that show potential for resolving technical performance issues encountered by Military tactical wheeled vehicles

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  • Foster key relationships between Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts within the Government, and representatives from the Motorsports Industryfor continued collaboration
program background cont1
Program Background (cont.)

Our Government customer selected four tactical wheel vehicles for us to analyze. Those vehicles include:

  • HMMWV– High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled


  • ITV– Internally Transportable Vehicle
  • MTVR– Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement
  • LVSR– Logistics Vehicle System Replacement
high mobility multi purpose wheeled vehicle hmmwv m1151a21


This up-armored package provides the occupants with ballistics protection

through a full 360º, in addition to overhead and under body blast protection. The M1151 can be fitted with a wide range of weapon systems on the roof, including 7.62mm or M2 .50 caliber machine guns or an MK 19 40mm heavy machine gun.

High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) M1151A2

Manufacturer: AM General



Length 194 in Height 80 in

Height (w/GPK) 96.55 in Height (w/MCTAGS) 107.68 in

Reducible Height 73 in Width 91 in

Cargo Deck Height Unloaded 35.3 in

Vehicle Curb Weight 10,300 lbs w/B1

12,400 lbs w/B1, FRAG 1/1a, 2 & 5, and MCTAGS

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 12,100 lbs

internally transportable vehicle itv1


The Internally Transportable Vehicle program has been developed to field a family of light attack vehicles in support of expeditionary forces. The ITV is designed to be internally transportable within both the MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and CH53D/E rotary wing aircraft.

Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV)

Manufacturer: General Dynamic- Ordnance and Tactical Systems and American Growler



Length 164 in Width 59.50 in

Height 74.5 in Reducible Height 59 in

Vehicle Curb Weight (includes BII) 4,750 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 6,750 lbs

Performance Information

Fording Depth 30 in

Highway Payload 2,000 lbs

Cross Country Payload 2,000 lbs

medium tactical vehicle replacement mtvr1


The MTVR is a 7-ton, 6X6 designed for use on all types of roads, highways and cross country terrain. It is capable of traversing a 60 percent gradient, a 30 percent side slope up to 15 mph and a 40 percent side slope at 5 mph at its maximum cross country load. It is capable of an on-road cruising range of 300


Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)

Manufacturer: Oshkosh Truck Corporation


Dimensions AMK23 AMK23A1

Length 314.9 in 314.9 in Width 98 in 98 in

Height 141.2 in 141.2

Ground Clearance

Highway 16.7 in 16.7 in Cross Country 16.2 in 16.2 in

Vehicle Curb Weight 33,000 lbs 33,800 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 62,200 lbs 62,200 lbs

logistics vehicle system replacement lvsr1


LVSR variants incorporates a 600-horsepower diesel engine, a seven speed automatic transmission, single-speed transfer case, front tandem steering and driving axles, and rear tridem driving axles of which the two rear most axles steer, 16R20 single radial tires on all axles, and a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS). All vehicles are equipped with tie down and lifting provisions, and a pintle hook used for towing trailers up to 53,000 pounds of gross trailer weight. The tractor is capable of towing the M870 Series Semi Trailers over improved gravel roads with a 100,000 lbs. payload on the trailer.

Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR)

Manufacturer: Oshkosh Corporation



Length 415.5 in Width 98 in

Height 102 in Reducible Height 102 in

Vehicle Curb Weight w/kits* installed 56,310 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight 107,000 lbs

mvhpc project
MVHPC Project
  • Purpose - Identify and provide commercially available capabilities & technology solutions to meet U.S. Military tactical wheeled vehicle challenges & performance shortfalls for the benefit of the taxpayer, warfighter, and motorsports industry
  • The “how” – Three phase project with near-concurrent and complimentary activities spanning a 1 year Period of Performance… March 2011 – March 2012
    • Phase I – Identification of Military Vehicle gaps and performance shortfalls
      • Research and Analysis of FOUR vehicles: HMMWV, ITV, MTVR, and LVSR vehicles
      • Culminates with delivery of MVHPC Phase I Report
    • Phase II – Commercial Capability Mapping
      • Research & Analysis of motorsports capabilities & technologies applicable to Government vehicle requirements.
      • Culminates with delivery of a Capabilities Source List and Technology Portfolio
    • Phase III – Potential Integration
      • Identification and delivery of commercially available capabilities & technologies identified as potentially beneficial for modification or acquisition
      • Culminates with delivery of a TWV Technology Opportunities Guide
phase ii commercial capability mapping requirements
Phase II - Commercial Capability Mapping (Requirements)
  • Research of Motorsports Industry - Determine commercial interest, experience, and available technologies, capabilities, and expertise to meet military vehicle gaps
    • Approach:
      • Industry research and survey of team, vendor, supplier, and after market motorsports businesses
      • Commercial interest, experience with Federal contracting, and expertise information will populate MVHPC data base
      • Participating businesses, vehicle capabilities and technologies will be included in a Capabilities Source List & Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Technology Portfolio provided to the government – Jan 2012
  • Commercial Data Compilation – Information collected will be populated relative to military vehicle enabling Government database query by Work Breakdown Structure, Component, Gap, etc.
    • Approach:
      • Commercial data will be related to military vehicle gaps identified in Phase I of the project
      • Commercial capabilities and potential solutions provided to the government via military vehicle technology portfolio and Capabilities Source List
      • Government database will be provide motorsport vendor competencies available by military vehicle, WBS, level, & gap and with listed capabilities & technologies
phase ii commercial capability deliverables
Phase II - Commercial Capability Deliverables
  • Technology Portfolio - Compilation of technology insertion options available within the motorsports industry meet requirements for military vehicle gaps
    • Deliverable:
      • Represent the “state of the willing” relevant technologies from the Motorsports Industry relative to existing military vehicle gaps
  • Capabilities Source List - Developed from commercial research and oriented relative to military vehicle gaps by; WBS, level & gap
    • Deliverable:
      • The Capabilities Source List will be similar to a table of contents for the Technology Portfolio, listing the “state of the willing” commercially available capabilities & technologies relative to existing military vehicle gaps
phase iii commercial capability mapping technology opportunities
Phase III - Commercial Capability Mapping – (Technology Opportunities)
  • Technology Opportunities Guide – A listing technology need statements of operational and technical challenges with solutions deemed not available in the Commercial Industry
    • Approach:
      • Needs statements will be developed throughout the project and contain technology needs not deemed available in Motorsports Industry
      • The guide will include unique technologies discovered for future vehicle design or modifications based on improvement not current requirements
  • High Payoff Functional Visits – As identified during the project; visit and technology demonstrations will be recommended to government
    • Approach:
      • Recommendations will be made to explore relevant technologies and capabilities by the Program Office
      • High payoff technologies will be recorded in the Data base and provided in the Technologies Opportunity Guide
subject matter expert board
Subject Matter Expert Board

Designed to facilitate Government and Commercial Industry interaction, education and understanding

  • Approach:
    • Identify Government and Commercial Industry Subject Matter Experts
    • Schedule meetings to facilitate interaction & idea / information exchange
    • Meeting results to shape project analysis and opportunities for military tactical wheeled vehicles
  • Deliverable:
    • A series of interactive meetings between Government and Commercial Industry experts for idea & information exchange
motorsports industry survey
Motorsports Industry Survey
  • Web-based
  • 60 total questions
    • 48 multiple choice
    • 18 fill-in-the-blank or short answer
  • Looking to capture your expertise in:
    • Manufacturing
    • Testing
    • Engineering
  • Manufacturing questions are based on MIL-HDBK 881A Appendix G: Surface Vehicle Systems WBS/definitions.
additional survey information
Additional Survey Information
  • Vovici’s security meets the standard for DoD use. (GSA contractor)
  • Only contract stakeholders will have access to survey data (IDB, IMS, MARCORSYSCOM)
  • NDA option
mvhpc team contact information
MVHPC Team Contact Information

(o): 919-969-8008

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