All-terrain troop carrier
US Army Orders Full-Rate Production of GM Defense’s Infantry Squad Vehicle
The U.S. Army has ordered General Motors Defense to proceed to full-rate production of the Infantry Squad Vehicle, an all-terrain troop carrier with a nine-passenger capacity and architecture based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, a commercially available midsize truck.
In a press release, GM Defense shared that the ISV’s components are 90 percent commercial-off-the-shelf parts, increasing flexibility for customers. The company added that the vehicle could be transported by UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters due to its 5,000-pound weight and compact form.
GM Defense also offers ISV variants for use in emergency response, command and control, electronic warfare, reconnaissance and counter-unmanned aircraft systems.
The original contract was awarded in 2020 for $214.3 million. GM Defense received an initial procurement order of 649 ISVs out of a target of more than 2,000.
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