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The new light SUV Infantry Squad Vehicles for the US infantry is recognized as "inefficient"

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The new light vehicles Infantry Squad Vehicles, proposed by GM Defense LLC as part of a tender for a new light SUV for the US Army, were found to be "ineffective" for combat operations. It is reported by Breaking Defense with reference to the Pentagon's annual report.


The US Department of Defense released a report on testing new equipment, including ISV SUVs, in which it recognized the proposed vehicle as ineffective due to its design features. It is indicated that during testing, several shortcomings were identified related to protection, communication, and the inability to conduct aimed fire on the move.

While there is no talk of breaking the contract, the Pentagon has set aside time to correct deficiencies in anticipation of the start of mass production of machines. According to the contract, GM Defense is to produce 649 infantry vehicles based on the Chevrolet Colorado. Within an eight-year period, the production of cars can be increased to 2065 units.

The start of testing of Infantry Squad Vehicles was reported in early March last year, GM Defense brought nine prototypes of an SUV for testing. The tests took place at the Yuma test site in Arizona.

According to public information, the car is powered by an economical 2,8-liter 4-cylinder Duramax turbo diesel engine with over 186 hp. and 500 Nm. The SUV has a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. The all-wheel drive system has electronic differential locks on the front and rear axles. Installed a long-travel Chevy Performance suspension. All important components and assemblies are protected by additional protection.

The SUV can seat 9 people and can be transported inside the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
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  1. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 4 February 2022 12: 44
    +6
    What kind of protection are we talking about, this is a buggy, especially with the current level of development of rifles and hand grenade launchers, it’s either speed and invisibility, or protection and reliability.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 4 February 2022 13: 19
      -2
      Specific car for the desert.
      Although it's not a buggy, IMHO.
      Normal SUV with removable doors/panels. hi
    2. Nikon O'Conor
      Nikon O'Conor 5 February 2022 05: 15
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      related to protection, communications, and

      Removed from the tongue, what kind of protection on a bare frame with seats and a motor?
      1. your1970
        your1970 5 February 2022 22: 31
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        Quote: Nikon OConor
        related to protection, communications, and

        Removed from the tongue, what kind of protection on a bare frame with seats and a motor?

        Exactly in the same place as the possibility of aimed shooting on the go ...
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 February 2022 12: 44
    +2
    Well, nevertheless, 400 or whatever, but a certain number of them will be bought by the Yankees. This is not the first article about this tanky buggy...
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 4 February 2022 12: 54
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      Thrifty hi so I have a question to buy a car, not in small quantities, which for some reason the user himself does not like, this is strange.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 4 February 2022 13: 14
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        Murmur55 hi so, then the used Yankees will start selling all sorts of things to the colonies in Europe, recouping the spent loot! There, the lobby pushed through the purchase, they immediately decided that they would not be disposed of later on the territory of the Yankees, because there are many places in the world where they buy any equipment from the USA, and Otherwise, the coup will be punished!!!
    2. knn54
      knn54 4 February 2022 13: 04
      +1
      Defenseless. Close (it is not possible to transport 9 fighters with a total load of up to 1,5 tons according to the TOR - the necessary supplies and equipment to support the unit for a 72 hour / 300-mile march).
      But at the same time, well, just necessary
  3. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 4 February 2022 12: 46
    +1
    It seems like the Americans now have electric motors for reconnaissance, special forces are a priority, but here there is a turbo diesel and not a small number of products.
    1. Nikon O'Conor
      Nikon O'Conor 5 February 2022 05: 19
      +1
      And Greta is silent again!...
  4. 28st region
    28st region 4 February 2022 13: 03
    +1
    several shortcomings related to protection, communication, as well as the inability to conduct aimed fire on the move.

    Abaldet !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A light SUV should have protection like a tank, a stabilized shooting platform, it’s not clear that you can put any radio station with communication and you will be happy.
    Well, that's their problem.
    For me, a military SUV is primarily a high cross-country ability, a long time between failures and maintainability.
    The rest can be neglected
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 4 February 2022 13: 09
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      28th region (Vladimir)
      Today, 13: 03
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      several shortcomings related to protection, communication, as well as the inability to conduct aimed fire on the move.

      Abaldet !!!!!!!!!!!!!
      A light SUV should have protection like a tank, a stabilized shooting platform, it’s not clear that you can put any radio station with communication and you will be happy.
      Well, that's their problem.
      For me, a military SUV is primarily a high cross-country ability, a long time between failures and maintainability.
      The rest can be neglected
      And through the frost on such a slip! wink Degrees like that under 20-25?
      SUV can accommodate 9 people
      and there will be 9 pyngvynov!
      1. 28st region
        28st region 4 February 2022 13: 20
        +1
        This shortcoming is not listed. And where did you see such frost?
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 4 February 2022 13: 25
          +2
          Well, unless they are going to fight on such a bibike in Russia ...
          1. 28st region
            28st region 4 February 2022 13: 39
            +3
            Cool conclusion. And how far did you decide to launch them so that they frolic with us on their cars? *
            1. Nikon O'Conor
              Nikon O'Conor 5 February 2022 05: 22
              +1
              Well, you can skip a bit. Let's go fishing in the summer laughing hi
    2. Private-K
      Private-K 5 February 2022 10: 28
      -1
      The Americans needed (and still need) an all-terrain vehicle to transport a full rifle squad (9 people), the backpacks of these soldiers, a supply of water, food, and ammunition. The car must protect at least something - for example, from rain and at least a little from dust and dirt. It is very useful that such a vehicle could be armed with a turret with a heavy machine gun, an automatic grenade launcher or an ATGM launcher.
      The proposed car (and in fact maliciously sold by corrupt lobbyists) is not capable of providing such tasks in a complex.
  5. sen
    sen 4 February 2022 14: 06
    +3
    The US Department of Defense released a report on testing new equipment, including ISV SUVs, in which it recognized the proposed vehicle as ineffective due to its design features. It is indicated that during testing, several shortcomings were identified related to protection, communication, and the inability to conduct aimed fire on the move.

    See this source for more details:
    "The Pentagon's Office of the Head of Operational Testing concluded in its annual report that ISVs are ineffective in combat. During initial operational testing in August, SUVs in most missions failed to go unnoticed by the enemy, often getting into ambushes and collisions. In addition, to drive on over rough and wooded terrain, the vehicles had to slow down, so the military had to choose between slower speeds or better roads and no element of surprise.
    Most of the military's off-road problems came from the Yuma test site, which is characterized by hilly terrain. Soldiers lost control of their vehicles, seatbacks cracked and buckled, and engines overheated. In the forests of Fort Bragg, the trials went more smoothly, but the soldiers complained that their backs ached in the back seats.
    Another problem is that ISVs do not have built-in communications. Because of this, on the move, communication between soldiers and commanders was intermittent and unreliable. With regard to combat operations, the military came to the conclusion that while on the move, access to weapons is difficult for soldiers. On SUVs, you can install a machine gun on a swivel bracket, but it was difficult to shoot from it, because the firing zone was hidden by trees, foliage and other obstacles.
    https://nplus1.ru/news/2022/02/02/isv
    1. Nikon O'Conor
      Nikon O'Conor 5 February 2022 05: 29
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      the firing zone was hidden by trees, foliage and other obstacles."

      hell .... then they need frost-resistant diapers, now, in order for them to be comfortable fighting, do they need to cut down forests and level the landscape to the level of a football field?
  6. m.cempbell
    m.cempbell 4 February 2022 16: 20
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    People, one sentence
    equipped with an economical 2,8-liter 4-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine with more than 186 hp. and 500 Nm. The SUV has a 6-speed automatic transmission
    Well this is a civilian, in fact, a passenger motor. He should at least completely redo the cooling and lubrication system, and much more to bring it to condition. Duramaxes don’t differ in endurance even in civilian life ... Plus, the checkpoint is most likely from there
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 4 February 2022 19: 15
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    The new light SUV Infantry Squad Vehicles for the US infantry is recognized as "inefficient"


    Yes, it can be seen, one line from the "Cliff" and everyone is lying around))