The role of a military vehicle has evolved dramatically over the last few years. It is envisaged that near future missions will focus on the need for an agile platform that is rapidly deployable, mission configurable, highly survivable, and cost effective. The Generic Vehicle Architecture will provide the necessary enablers to a fully integrated platform where even future capabilities can also be incorporated with minimum integration effort. Standardization and international cooperation between allied nations (NATO and European Union (EU)) is seen as crucial to this vision. The key drivers for standardization and international cooperation realised through NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA) are:
NATO GVA is an open standards based approach to the design and integration of multiple electronic sub-systems onto a military vehicle, which are controllable from a multifunction crew display and control unit. It has been based on the UK MOD GVA approach but NGVA strives to enhance and expand it.
Agile and adaptive to the mission platforms
Innovation and faster technology insertion
System of systems interoperability
Reduce integration risks and deployment time
Reduce through life costs
Reduce complexity (for all actors – user through to maintainer)