General Dynamics Land Systems submitted a proposal to the U.S. Special Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle program for a vehicle designed and developed by Force Protection in Ladson. (Photo/Provided)
Published June 18, 2012
General Dynamics Land Systems submitted a proposal for a special operations vehicle designed and developed by Force Protection, the company announced Thursday.
The company delivered the bid on May 30 to the U.S. Special Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle program. The program includes plans to acquire as many as 1,300 vehicles for special operations missions, and the vehicles must pass requirements for air transportability, weapons capabilities and mobility. The contract award is expected by January 2013.
General Dynamics’ vehicle can be driven off an aircraft and has a modular design that can be configured for different special operations missions and environments, according to a news release. The company tested the vehicle for two years, and the vehicle passed trials at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and at the Nevada Automotive Test Center.
General Dynamics acquired Force Protection in late 2011.