General Dynamics Submits Bid for Special Ops Vehicle

Michigan co. presents two-year ground mobility project proposal for GMV 1.1 program


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STERLING HEIGHTS — General Dynamics Land Systems submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla. and a sample vehicle in support of the bid was delivered on May 30. 

The vehicle was designed and developed primarily at the General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection facility in Ladson, S.C. 

The General Dynamics Land Systems GMV 1.1 vehicle is optimized to increase operator and occupant protection and survivability. It meets the diverse and challenging missions that special operations demand, including transportability, modularity, and technology. It is designed for internal fixed- and rotary-wing transport with a center-mounted engine that provides optimal weight distribution on the ground and inside an aircraft.  

It is a mission-ready, high performance vehicle that can be driven off an aircraft ready for use, and its modular technology is rapidly configurable for a variety of special operations missions and operating environments.

After a two-year period to validate the vehicle's design and performance, the vehicle passed user trials at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and the Nevada Automotive Test Center, and demonstrated its systems reliability during summer trials in the United Arab Emirates. 

The Ground Mobility Vehicle project includes plans to acquire up to 1,300 vehicles for special operations missions with requirements for air transportability, weapons capabilities, and high mobility. Contract award is expected by January 2013 with production expected to begin in 2013 and ending mid-2020. 

More information about General Dynamics Land Systems is available at www.gdls.com.

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