General Dynamics provides Army Ground Mobility Vehicles to U.S. Army

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (St. Petersburg, Florida) was awarded a $14,413 firm-fixed-price contract for Army Ground Mobility Vehicles and associated kits. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 16, 2019. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to provide Army Ground Mobility Vehicles to US Army
Flyer 60 Army-Ground Mobility Vehicles (A-GMV 1.1) (Picture source: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems)

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has successfully completed delivery of the first Army-Ground Mobility Vehicles (A-GMV 1.1) to the US Army. This marks the First Unit Equipped (FUE) with the new A-GMV 1.1 capability, which was delivered within four months of contract award and consisted of vehicles, spares and training. Estimated completion of this contract is March 2019.

The Army Ground Mobility Vehicle fulfills a need in the airborne and air assault operations undertaken by Airborne Infantry Combat Teams. The A-GMV 1.1 is configured to carry an airborne infantry squad of nine paratroopers, and their associated equipment (a payload capacity of over 5,000 pounds.) The vehicle's open design allows for multiple mission roles and can be modified to accept possible kit configurations such as remote and manned turrets, armor and arctic kits if the Army develops a requirement for them in the future. The A-GMV 1.1 can be transported by Army inventory helicopters.

Based on the GMV1.1 vehicle the company is currently delivering to the U.S. Department of Defense, the AGMV configuration carries an airborne infantry squad with a payload capability of over 5,000 pounds. It shares approximately 90 percent parts commonality with the GMV1.1 and meets the same strategic lift requirements. The AGMV’s open design provides the ability to readily modify the vehicle to accept already developed kit configurations such as remote and manned turrets, armor and arctic kits. “The AGMV brings the right capability and performance to the Army for their immediate need and future requirements due to its highly reliable, adaptable and versatile design,” said Steve Elgin, vice president and general manager of armament and platform systems for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. “By leveraging the GMV1.1 program, the Army can take advantage of the engineering, development and testing that has already been completed by Department of Defense. This significant time savings, along with the proven performance of the deployed GMV1.1 vehicles, gives the Army the ability to get this urgently needed capability into the warfighter’s hands now.”

The GMV1.1 (M1288) and AGMV (M1297) are part of a family of vehicles developed by General Dynamics and Flyer Defense. The family includes the Flyer60 ITV, the Flyer72 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) and the newest variant the Flyer72 Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV).