GM Defense has won a contract from the US Army Contracting Command-Detroit Arsenal to build, field, and sustain 2,174 new infantry squad vehicles (ISV).
The deal between the military and the General Motors subsidiary is worth $214.3mn and stipulates the latter will build the ISVs, which provide expeditious ground mobility and are light enough to be attached to cargo hooks from UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters or loaded inside CH-47 Chinooks. The contract calls for the initial Army Procurement Objective of 649 vehicles, followed by the approved army acquisition objective of 2,065 vehicles.
Last year, GM Defense partnered with Ricardo Defense after the competitors were awarded $1mn worth of contracts to develop ISV prototypes. Ricardo Defense will help GM Defense with its logistical and fielding requirements for the new ISV order.