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U.S. Army On The Hunt For Rugged Infantry Squad Vehicles

U.S. Army On The Hunt For Rugged Infantry Squad Vehicles Everyone knows that military contracts can be extremely profitable for the corporations involved, though an added benefit comes in the form of bragging rights for companies that can say they’ve provided goods and services that help save the lives of soldiers on the front line. …

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Objective to Purchase 651 Infantry Squad Vehicles

Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle Sparks Robust Competition SAIC-Polaris DAGOR SAIC-Polaris photo The Army is trying to fast-track the acquisition of an all-terrain, highly transportable vehicle intended to provide ground mobility capabilities for infantry brigade combat teams. In February 2019 the service approved a procurement objective to purchase 651 infantry squad vehicles, or ISVs. DAGOR Turrets …

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GM Defense adds Ricardo Defense to Infantry Squad Vehicle team

GM Defense adds Ricardo Defense to Infantry Squad Vehicle team GM Defense announced yesterday it has teamed with Ricardo Defense on the Infantry Squad Vehicle for the Army. The ISV is intended for use by a nine-soldier infantry squad moving within “the close battle area” and is expected to be lightweight and air-transportable. Military Systems …

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The US is Preparing for a Land War Against Both Russia and China

The U.S. Is Preparing For a Land War Against both Russia and China Key Point: The U.S. Army is developing technology that’ll give it the ability to fight Douglas MacArthur’s feared land war in Asia. (Washington, D.C.) If a large mechanized unit of armored ground forces were “closing” with an enemy amid heavy artillery and …

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Chevrolet Colorado-Based ISV Has Four Helicopter Hook-ups

Chevrolet Colorado-Based ISV Has Four Helicopter Hook-ups We can’t get enough of the Chevrolet Colorado-based Infantry Squad Vehicle, or ISV. Developed via a $1-million contract by GM Defense for the U.S. Army, the ISV is designed to drop in at a safe location away from combat, then transport a nine-soldier squad (plus their gear) to …

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GM Defense Expanding Portfolio Beyond Vehicles

GM Defense Expanding Portfolio Beyond Vehicles GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle concept Photo: GM Defense General Motors’ defense business – which was resurrected two years ago after the auto giant sold its defense division to General Dynamics in 2003 – is positioning itself as a technology company rather than just a vehicle manufacturer as it …

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Colorado-Based ISV GM Truck Selected As Finalist For Army Contract

Colorado-Based ISV GM Truck Selected As Finalist For Army Contract We’ve covered the GM truck-based Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) before, and now we’ve recently learned that the General Motors bid was selected as one of three finalists for a contract with the U.S. Army. The other two finalists include the Oshkosh Defense unit of Oshkosh, …

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The GM ISV Is A Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison From The Waist Down

The GM ISV Is A Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison From The Waist Down As much as 70 percent of the General Motors ISV ( Infantry Squad Vehicle) incorporates commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components from the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. According to the executive chief engineer at GM Defense, Performance Variants and Motorsports, Mark Dickens, the ISV is …

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