General Dynamics, an aerospace and defense company is among the top companies the U.S. government is looking to for a slew of new all-purpose vehicles. (Photo : Reuters)
According to Wired.com, The military supplier is trying to secure a contract to provide the U.S. military with vehicles that meets its demands for transportability, mobility, modularity and technology.
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As per the defense experts, the GMV 1.1 meets the required standards which means it can fit in standard aircraft and also be quick to the action when it is on the land. The vehicle will work well both on and off road and has a capability to adapt to existing technologies.
General Dynamics is the same company which makes the Stryker, which was exhibited at the Las Vegas during SEMA Show in 2011.
"The GMV has a centre mounted engine for better weight distribution, and the boxy maximizes modularity which allows it to be upfitted as technology evolves," said General Dynamics in an official press release. "The GMV underwent a two-year testing period to prove the viability of the design. The vehicle also passed user trials at the U.S. Army's proving grounds."
U.S. Special operations command has plans to acquire 1,300 vehicles which are required for easy air transportation, weapons capacity and high mobility. And they also further reveal that the contract won't be awarded until Jan. of 2013.