Air Force teams get tactical vehicles

Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Ultra-lightweight, air-deployable tactical vehicles to support U.S. military air rescue teams have been ordered from HDT Global of Ohio.

The company, which produces military and emergency response solutions, said the contract was given by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for its Storm Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicles, which give Air Force Guardian Angel teams necessary equipment to find and recover personnel in austere locations.

"The HDT Storm gives the Guardian Angel teams the capability to perform their mission, particularly when facing terrain impassable using other vehicles," said Robin Stefanovich of HDT's Expeditionary Systems Group.

"Although extremely lightweight, this vehicle has the necessary power and performance to deliver personnel and equipment to their desired destination, away from an area of high threat to a defendable location."

The HDT Storm, an all-terrain tactical vehicle can be transported aboard C-130 aircraft and aboard CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters.

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