New Special Operations Tactical Vehicle bid unveiled
Navistar Defense, Indigen Armor and SAIC have unveiled the team's Special Operations Tactical Vehicle bid for the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 programme. The vehicle, unveiled on 22 May, 2012, is built on Indigen Armor's Non-Standard Tactical Truck (NSTT) platform and designed to be its modular and overt tactical equivalent.
To meet programme requirements, the Special Operations Tactical Vehicle is transportable in an armoured and mission-ready state on an M/CH-47 helicopter. The vehicle is designed for maximum off-road speed and mobility for a variety of terrain found in desert, jungle, mountain and arctic environments and incorporates a full government furnished Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) suite, according to a team press release.
The vehicle’s chassis, suspension, powertrain and armoured occupant safety cell were engineered specifically to carry large payloads across rough landscapes in 3-man, 5-man and 7-man variants. According to the team, the scalable armour packages meet multiple threat levels and accommodate a variety of low-profile and overt tactical body styles which allow the vehicle's profile to be changed at the crew level.
Indigen Armor will provide integrated logistics support in addition to a full C4ISR suite.
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