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General Dynamics MPC completes critical test phase

10th June 2013 - 14:08 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


General Dynamics Land Systems has announced its Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) has successfully completed water performance swim and human factors testing for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The testing, conducted at the Amphibious Test Branch (AVTB) in Camp Pendleton California, saw the fully loaded General Dynamics MPC perform various manoeuvres through surf up to four feet deep. 

According to the company, the MPC demonstrated buoyancy at its fully-armoured combat weight, including 12 marines with two days of supplies, and provided stability and safety for amphibious tactical movements.

Michael Bolon, VP of General Dynamics Land Systems, said the vehicles performance during

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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