Special ops vehicle unveiled

May 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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LISLE, Ill., May 24 (UPI) -- A new special operations tactical vehicle has been unveiled by three U.S. companies.

The vehicle – a joint product of Navistar Defense LLC, Indigen Armor and Science Applications International Corp. – was specifically designed for the U.S. Special Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 program.

It is a modular and tactical version of Indigen Armor's Non-Standard Tactical Truck platform for maximum off-road speed and mobility and is equipped a full-range command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance package.

"Our GMV offering incorporates the expertise of three very strong companies," said Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. "Together we have a sophisticated design ready now that meets transportability and mature platform requirements while providing unprecedented mobility."

The vehicle, which can carry large payloads and uses scalable armor, comes in three-man, five-man and seven-man variants.

"As former special operators, we have first-hand knowledge of how critical vehicle mobility and transportability are to SOCOM missions," said John Choate, president of Indigen Armor and former Navy SEAL. "This knowledge helped us bring to the table a mature, purpose-built and tested tactical vehicle platform when developing our team's GMV 1.1 offering."

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