General Dynamics wins SOCOM competition to build Ground Mobility Vehicle GMV 1.1

Posted by John Keller

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 25 Aug. 2013. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will spend half a billion dollars over the next seven years to buy a fleet of fast, lightweight, and highly mobile combat vehicles from the General Dynamics Corp. Ordnance and Tactical Systems segment in St. Petersburg, Fla., U.S. military officials announced late last week.

Special Operations Command officials announced a $562.2 million contract to General Dynamics late Thursday for the Ground Mobility Vehicles 1.1 (GMV 1.1), which will have advanced vetronics, and is transportable in variants of the CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter.

General Dynamics is providing its Flyer advanced light strike vehicle as the GMV 1.1. General Dynamics developed the Flyer to fill operational gaps in air-transportable lightweight vehicle, which can be reconfigured rapidly for a variety of missions.

The Flyer has a payload capacity of 3,500 pounds and also can be transported aboard the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, General Dynamics officials say. As well as the CH-47 helicopter and V-22 tiltrotor, the General Dynamics Flyer vehicle can be transported aboard the CH-53 helicopter, C-130 turboprop, and C-5 airlifter, company officials say.

The GMV 1.1 contract ends a long competition between General Dynamics, AM General LLC in South Bend, Ind., and a team of Navistar Defense in Lisle, Ill., and teamed with Indigen Armor in Indian Land, S.C.

General Dynamics will build at least 1,300 GMV 1.1 combat vehicles through 2020. Costs cannot exceed $350,000 per vehicle, military officials say. Each vehicle will be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in seconds and has top speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

The GMV 1.1 has A 360-degree turret that can hold any crew-served or remotely operated weapon system will sit atop the vehicle while every corner, flank, and angle will be covered by a machine-gun mount.

Various rail and track systems many different configurations of seating, as well as weapons, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and munitions.

The GMV 1.1 will provide Special Operations warfighters with long-range reconnaissance, airfield seizure, and other important missions. Each vehicle can put on different kinds of armor, when necessary.

The General Dynamics GMV 1.1 will be adaptable to severe, rugged and restrictive terrains while providing off-road, cross-country mobility in all types of weather conditions.

The vehicle can be reconfigured quickly in the field for missions such as light strike assault, rescue and evacuation, command and control, and reconnaissance, either armored or unarmored. The vehicle also can carry as many as five patient litters.

The General Dynamics GMV 1.1 contains 80 percent commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, and has a 1.9-liter diesel engine that offers 150 horsepower. It has a six-speed power train, cooling, brake and fuel systems, and can get 24 miles per gallon when traveling at 40 miles per hour.

On the GMV 1.1 contract, General Dynamics will do the work in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ladson, S.C., and should be finished by 2020. For more information contact General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems online at www.gd-ots.com, or Special Operations Command at www.socom.mil.


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

XPand6020 | Small Form Factor (SFF) System Featuring XPedite5205 Running Cisco IOS® and XPedite7450

The XPand6020 is a Small Form Factor (SFF) system that features an XPedite5205, which runs Cisco ...

XPedite5401 | Freescale Eight-Core P4080 Conduction-Cooled PrPMC/XMC Module with Two GbE Ports

The XPedite5401 is a high-performance PrPMC/XMC, single board computer supporting Freescale QorIQ...

XChange3018 | 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Optional Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Routing Management Support

The XChange3018 is a conduction- or air-cooled, 3U VPX, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch module. The XC...

XPedite7501 | 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Broadwell-H Processor-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled XMC Module

The XPedite7501 is a high-performance, low-power, XMC module based on the 5th generation Intel® C...

XPand4200 Series | ½ ATR Lightweight Forced-Air-Cooled Chassis for Conduction-Cooled Modules

The XPand4200 Series redefines the limits of power, performance, and functionality in a sub-½ ATR...

XCalibur1603 | Freescale QorIQ Eight-Core P4080 Processor-Based Air-Cooled 6U cPCI SBC

The XCalibur1603 is a high-performance, 6U cPCI, single board computer supporting Freescale QorIQ...

XPedite5500 | Freescale P2020 QorIQ Conduction- or Air-Cooled PrPMC/XMC Module

The XPedite5500 is an XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module targeting the Freescale QorIQ P2020 processor. W...

XChange3019 | 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch with XMC and Optional Managed Switching and Routing Support

The XChange3019 is a conduction- or air-cooled, 3U VPX, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch module. It pro...

XPedite7530 | 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Broadwell-H Processor-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled 3U CompactPCI Module

The XPedite7530 is a high-performance 3U CompactPCI single board computer that is ideal for rugge...

XPand4206 | Rugged Intel® Core™ i7-Based Multiprocessor COTS System with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric

The XPand4206 is a high-performance computing and networking platform for environmentally demandi...

Related Companies

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc

GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-opt...

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

About Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (CWDS) is a long established techno...

DDC-I Inc

Offers complete solutions for embedded software developers with a focus on mission- and safety-critical applications....

DiCon Fiberoptics Inc

Offers fiber optic switches, tunable filters, and VOAs. Founded in 1986, the company is a US based, AS9100 certified,...

Harris Corporation

Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers' mission critical...

United Electronic Industries Inc

UEI is a leader in the PC/Ethernet data acquisition and control, Data Logger/Recorder and Programmable Automation Con...

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

When failure is NOT an option...rely on Crane Aerospace & Electronics. We supply high-density, high-reliability c...

MERITEC

Signal integrity leaders and preferred vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance electrical and electron...

AcQ Inducom

Develops and produces non-certified and certified high-tech modular hardware- and software solutions for on-board and...

Advanced Conversion Technology Inc

ACT designs and manufactures, since 1981, an extensive range of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies (switching, linear, ra...
Wire News provided by   

Press Releases

Calibration services

Bonding and adhesives

PELORUS NAVAL SYSTEMS Inc

Pelorus Naval Systems is a specialist naval defense engineering and support services company with headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA, in the greater Lo...

Webcasts

New Design Tools That Help You Develop Radar That Sees the Un-seeable and Detects the Undetectable

Xilinx EW/ISR System Architect, Luke Miller, has new tricks and he’s going to tell you all about them in a new Xilinx Webinar—for free. His Webinar will cover new ways to implement Radar functions including ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

June 2015
Volume 26, Issue 6
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE