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United States Special Operations Forces Command allocates $ 560 million to new cars

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United States Special Operations Forces Command allocates $ 560 million to new cars



Against the background of information on reducing the number of new military ground vehicles being produced, the US Special Operations Command signed a contract with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for at least $ 562 million under the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) Land Mobile Vehicle program.

The Special Operations Forces Command (SOCOM) has announced its intention to acquire 1297 GMV vehicles in order to replace the current Humvee 1072 based GMV vehicles. Defense News reported in May that the Special Operations Forces Command plans to spend about 24 million dollars on this program as early as 2014 in the fiscal year to purchase the first batch of 101 vehicle at $ 245 000 per vehicle.

The current GMM manufacturers, AM General and Navistar International, will face the greatest losses. These companies are looking for other business opportunities after the Humvee and MRAP purchases are completed. Oshkosh Defense was excluded from the competition in January of this year, as a result of which she filed a protest, which she withdrew in April.



The technical specifications issued last year indicated that GMVs should weigh less than 3200 kg, be able to carry up to seven fighters and transported in a Chinook M / CH-47 helicopter.

In the current contract notice, the government announced that it plans to spend $ 14 million already in the 2012 and 2013 financial years for research, testing and evaluation of GMV.

It is expected that the delivery of all GMVs will be completed by September 2020.

The command of special operations forces also stated that there is a need for even smaller vehicles that can fit in the V-22 Osprey cargo bay. On April 5, the Command issued a request for applications for the program, which involves the creation of lightly armored vehicles capable of driving into the cargo compartment of the Osprey hoverplane, as well as unloading themselves and starting to fire within 60 seconds after unloading.



Funding for this program will be budgeted for the 2015 year, representatives of the Command of Special Operations Forces reported this spring, and that the industry has already begun to adjust its plans to meet the demands. The Air Force Special Operations Command will begin to conduct prototype combat assessments in 2014.
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 27 August 2013 06: 55
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    Nice car, for our conditions it will not pull, but the Americans will. I wonder how things are going with our new combat vehicles, the animal family, so to speak?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 27 August 2013 07: 39
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      But why doesn’t it suit our conditions?
      By the way, it is not for "American" conditions - for special operations forces - Americans generally have all special operations outside the country. So, they developed it for use anywhere in the world, where the special operation will be carried out. And for our conditions This will do. Here we have no such, except for prototypes, yes, it's sad. Yes, and the amount, of course, hits half a billion! Well, why be surprised, while the machine feeds, print lave, do not slow down.
      The developments are similar and we have them, but there is no lave for production ...
      1. Recon
        Recon 27 August 2013 07: 49
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        Quote: mirag2
        So, we developed it for use anywhere in the world, where the special operation will be carried out. And for our conditions this is suitable.

        just not in winter. but in general the car is interesting, light and highly mobile.
  2. Veles25
    Veles25 27 August 2013 07: 26
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  3. Dangerous
    Dangerous 27 August 2013 08: 24
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    I am surprised amer- for each specific task they have a specific car. In general, of course, the good old Hammer has a huge modernization resource, which was not exhausted in the 21st century ...
    1. Veles25
      Veles25 27 August 2013 08: 45
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    Veles25 27 August 2013 08: 48
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  5. Veles25
    Veles25 27 August 2013 08: 49
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    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 27 August 2013 08: 57
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      Quote: Veles25
      Veles25

      Yes, we saw your vaunted Hamers, Georgians gave us a lot of them laughing
      [media = www.youtube.com / watch? v = FFqLgHf73Q8]
  6. Professor
    27 August 2013 09: 04
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    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Yes, we saw your vaunted Hamers, Georgians gave us a lot of them

    Yes, I also remember the delighted RTR reports about how special alloys on Hamer turn out in armor and it starts up with one turn of the toggle switch and automatic gearbox ... miracles however.
    If memory serves, then there was a report by Mamontov.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 27 August 2013 09: 31
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      Quote: Professor
      e and it starts up with one turn of the toggle switch and automatic gearbox ... miracles however.

      Professor, on our military vehicles the flag is on and on, the same wonders however wink
      1. Professor
        27 August 2013 09: 48
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Professor, on our military vehicles the flag is on and on, the same wonders however

        Nevertheless, he admired Hamer.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 27 August 2013 09: 54
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          Quote: Professor
          Nevertheless, he admired Hamer.

          I watched that report, but didn’t see the admiration. My video doesn’t work, maybe you can upload it, look for it together wink
          1. Professor
            27 August 2013 10: 09
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            I watched that report, but didn’t see the admiration. My video doesn’t work, maybe you can upload it, look for it together

            They have air conditioning in the car, they all have very high ergonomics. Starting with seat belts ... Automatic transmission, started, sat down, drove off.
            Starts up easier than our cars ...

            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 27 August 2013 10: 12
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              Quote: Professor
              Starts up easier than our cars ...

              Where is the admiration? The same thing on our machines, everything starts the same way, especially on new ones.
              1. Professor
                27 August 2013 10: 15
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                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                Where is the admiration? The same thing on our machines, everything starts the same way, especially on new ones.

                This is admiration, there is also about the fact that small arms do not take it and about the smoothness of movement ...
  7. avt
    avt 27 August 2013 10: 07
    -1
    It's funny, then they require security from detonation to save the fighters, then the super-light buggy for special forces. It’s interesting - how can such a unit, as part of a special operation, drop off and quickly travel across a territory similar to ours and China’s in the Khabarovsk region, say now, or even when the water disappears? Well, in winter, for example, at - 20, more is not necessary. No, of course it's better than on foot, but there’s a greater account, if you do not count the Arabs in pickup trucks, in a collision - a car for the release, well, or for a movie, the next episode with Chuck Norris about "invincible all-killing special forces" Delta "
    1. Professor
      27 August 2013 12: 26
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      It can be made armored without any problems.
  8. rokkero
    rokkero 4 September 2013 13: 07
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    Judging by the demo, you won’t envy the wounded - transportation on the roof of the car, zero protection, and even dust (and if it rains, snow?)