The US Army has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) a contract valued at $33.8 million for production of Army Ground Mobility Vehicles (AGMV) and associated kits. Contract completion is currently scheduled for March 2019.
Based on the GMV1.1 vehicle the company is currently delivering to the US DoD, the AGMV configuration carries an airborne infantry squad with a payload capability of over 5,000lbs and shares approximately 90% parts commonality with the GMV1.1, meeting the same strategic lift requirements. The AGMV’s open design offers the ability to readily modify the vehicle to accept already developed kit configurations such as remote and manned turrets, armour 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,” commented the company’s Vice President and General Manager of Armament and Platform Systems, Steve Elgin. “By leveraging the GMV1.1 programme, 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 which includes the Flyer60 ITV, the Flyer72 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) and the newest variant, the Flyer72 Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV).