The US Army has received the delivery of the first lot of army-ground mobility vehicles (A-GMV 1.1) from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.
The successful completion of the delivery marks the First Unit Equipped (FUE) with the new A-GMV 1.1 capability, which was provided to the US Army within four months of the contract award.
The scope of the project comprised the delivery of vehicles, in addition to associated spares and training.
The General Dynamics-developed A-GMV 1.1 vehicle helps address a need in the airborne and air assault operations undertaken by the army’s airborne infantry combat teams.
With a payload capacity of more than 5,000lb, the carrier is configured specifically to carry an airborne infantry squad of nine paratroopers, along with their associated equipment.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Armament and Platform Systems vice-president and general manager Steve Elgin said: “The A-GMV 1.1 provides the Army with a vehicle of superior off-road mobility. We’re proud to support the Army in accelerating this capability to the field.”
Capable of being transported by the US Army inventory helicopters, the open design of the vehicles enables the service to carry out a wide range of mission roles.
The A-GMV 1.1 carrier also has the provision to be modified and upgraded to accept potential kit configurations such as remote and manned turrets, and armour and arctic kits, if the army develops a requirement for them in the future.