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AUSA 2016: GMV influence continues

29th September 2016 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington D.C.


One major theme from recent AUSA annual meetings that is likely to be repeated in 2016 is the presence on extremely lightweight vehicle platforms. 

The difference in 2016 is that, rather than positioning platforms against a somewhat amorphous Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) concept, industry is now facing an evolved Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) requirement.

The renamed GMV was the subject of an early August ‘Industry Day,’ which roughly coincided with the close of the fifth US Army request for information (RFI) seeking industry input on the design.

As visualized by US Army planners, the GMV will increase ground tactical

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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