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GM Defense to build new US Army Infantry Squad Vehicle

29th June 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Motors (GM) Defense was selected on 27 June by the US Army Contracting Command to build, field and sustain the future Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).

The contract is worth $214.3 million.

The ISV will be designed to provide rapid ground mobility and will be an all-terrain troop carrier used to carry nine-soldier infantry squads throughout the battlefield.

It will also be lightweight enough to be transported by UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and small enough to fit inside the cargo area of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

David Albritton, president of GM Defense, said: ‘It is indeed an honour to leverage our parent company’s experience as one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers to design, build and deliver the best technologies available to the men and women of the US Armed Forces and our allies.’

GM Defence and its partner Ricardo Defense were one of three teams to win $1 million contracts in 2019 for ISV prototype design development. The others were Oshkosh Defense/Flyer and SAIC/Polaris. 

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