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GD-OTS receives AGMV contract

2nd July 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has received a $33.8 million contract from the US Army for the production of Army Ground Mobility Vehicles (AGMV) and associated kits, the company announced on 27 June.

Based on the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1, the AGMV configuration has a payload capacity of over 5,000lbs, shares around 90% parts commonality with the GMV1.1 and meets strategic lift requirements.

The AGMV's open design provides the ability to readily modify the vehicle to accept already developed kit configurations such as remote and manned turrets, armour and arctic kits.

Steve Elgin, VP and general manager of armament and platform systems for GD-OTS, said: ‘The AGMV brings the right capability and performance to the army for their immediate need and future requirements due to its highly reliable, adaptable and versatile design.

‘By leveraging the GMV1.1 programme, the army can take advantage of the engineering, development and testing that has already been completed by Department of Defense. This significant time savings, along with the proven performance of the deployed GMV1.1 vehicles, gives the army the ability to get this urgently needed capability into the warfighter's hands now.’

The contract is expected to be completed by March 2019.

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