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USSOCOM looks to alternate mobility designs

2nd January 2018 - 11:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is investigating alternative propulsion designs for its Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV) fleet. 

The command's interest in possible hybrid, fuel cell and electric powertrain designs was identified in a request for information (RFI) released on 28 December 2017.

The current USSOCOM ground mobility fleet is comprised of approximately 850 LTATV platforms, including both two-seat and four-seat versions of the Polaris Defense MRZR vehicle. Specialized SOF modifications enable internal vehicle transport by air via the V-22, H-53 and H-47 series aircraft.

The late December RFI identified command interest in alternative power designs for a four-seat LTATV

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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