The seven-year deal calls for the company to produce the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1). SOCOM has described GMV 1.1 as a “small, lightweight, extremely mobile vehicle capable of internal air transport” in a heavy-lift MH-47 helicopter, and has said the vehicle will give special operations forces “a fast roll-on/roll-off capability ideal for a full spectrum of operations." Most of the work by General Dynamics will be done in Florida and South Carolina, according to the announcement.
The announcement said SOCOM received seven industry proposals for the program, but it did not elaborate. However, besides General Dynamics, AM General, Navistar, Northrop Grumman and Oshkosh had all indicated that they would compete.
The command said earlier this year that it would buy up to 1,300 new vehicles to replace some of its older GMVs.
SOCOM and General Dynamics had no immediate response to questions.
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