General Dynamics Submits Bid for Special Ops Vehicle

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


Published:

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.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Ford to Launch Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Ford to Auction Aviation-inspired Mustang

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a new aviation-inspired Mustang, which will be auctioned off to benefit the Wisconsin-based Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs.

Fontinalis Partners Closes on $100M Mobility Fund

Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit-based venture capital firm, has closed on its second fund, Fontinalis Capital Partners II L.P., for $100 million. The new fund will invest in companies working on next-generation mobility technologies.

Tropical Smoothie Opens Westland Location

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast casual restaurant that focuses on smoothies and healthy food options, has opened a new location in Westland. The new location is the company’s 37th store in Michigan and 500th store total.

Sophia Loren Event to be Held at Detroit Opera House

An event featuring Italian film actress Sophia Loren will take place at the Detroit Opera House this fall.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. American Expedition Vehicles Completes Move to New Wixom Headquarters
    American Expedition Vehicles, a company that designs and manufactures Jeep accessories and...
  2. Two-level Corktown Loft in Detroit Draws Record Price of $531K
    Corktown has drawn a record price for a residential loft in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, a...
  3. Comedian and Auto Enthusiast Jay Leno Headlines Charity Gala in Chesterfield Township in November
    Comedian Jay Leno will perform at a charity gala in Chesterfield Township on Nov. 10 as part of a...
  4. Olga’s Kitchen to Expand Across Michigan, Remodel Existing Restaurants
    Livonia-based Olga’s Kitchen Inc. plans to expand across Michigan, with up to 10 new locations...
  5. Facial Bar Spa to Open in Royal Oak Next Month, Add Other Locations
    Skinphorea, a new spa with a facial bar concept, is opening its first location on Oct. 13 in...
  6. BAE System Awarded $54M to Supply Upgraded Vehicles to Brazilian Army
    Under a new U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract, BAE Systems, a global defense, security, and...