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USSOCOM to order ground mobility vehicles from General Dynamics

Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1
Green Berets with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in a Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1. Photo: US Army

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has announced its intent to award General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems a sole source contract for the deliveries of Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1.

The contract will see General Dynamics provide one year of additional production and more than eight different vehicle configuration kits.

It is expected that the company will start delivering twenty vehicles per month by March 2021.

The Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 is based on General Dynamics’ Flyer 72 platform with USSOCOM specific modifications. Jointly developed by General Dynamics and Flyer Defense, the Flyer 72 has a top-speed of 100 mph, a cruising range of 350 miles and can carry up to nine operators with payload while traversing remote and demanding terrain.

The Flyer 72 is a CH-47 internally transportable combat vehicle and has the ability to carry more than it weighs.

USSOCOM awarded General Dynamics low-rate initial production contract for the GMV 1.1 in 2013.