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GM to build Chevy Colorado ZR2-based Infantry Squad Vehicles for U.S. Army

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U.S. Army has awarded GM Defense LLC, $214.3M production contract to build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 70 percent commercial-off-the-shelf parts.

GM Protection, a Basic Motors division launched in 2017, has gained a $214.three million contract from the U.S. Army to build Infantry Squad Vehicles based mostly on the high-performance Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup.

The troop-toting truck options seating for 9 and a protecting roll cage that has mounts for gear and attachment factors the place it may be strapped to a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter for fast deployment, however is low sufficient in order that the automobile loaded right into a CH-47 Chinook.

U.S. Army has awarded GM Defense LLC, $214.3M production contract to build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 70 percent commercial-off-the-shelf parts.

The ISV makes use of 90 % off-the-shelf components, together with the Colorado’s 186 hp 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder and six-speed computerized transmission. It additionally carries over the buyer mannequin’s precision-tuned Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, which permit it to drive and leap over tough terrain at excessive speeds.

U.S. Army has awarded GM Defense LLC, $214.3M production contract to build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 70 percent commercial-off-the-shelf parts.

The venture is a collaboration with Ricardo Protection that beat out submissions from Oshkosh/Flyer Protection and SAIC/Polaris for the contract.

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In accordance to a GM Protection spokeswoman, the contract value covers the acquisition of up to 1,070 vans, with the primary 649 of them confirmed, whereas extra allocations may broaden this system to 2,065 automobiles.

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