The Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) provides enhanced tactical mobility for an Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) nine-Soldier infantry squad with their associated equipment to move quickly around the battlefield, to include medium distance insertion or repositioning operations. This allows commanders greater freedom of movement and freedom of action.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
GMV provides flexibility for entry operations (permissive and non-permissive) to counter threat anti-access strategies through the use of multiple austere entry points via air-drop, air-land and/or air-insertion.
- 9-man, Low Velocity Airdrop (LVAD)-capable, CH-47 internal transport
FY16-FY18: Safety, performance and endurance testing in support of Army-GMV 1.1 Urgent Materiel Release completed
3QFY18: Contract Award
3QFY18-1QFY19: LVAD testing anticipated
4QFY18: First Unit Equipped
3QFY20: Full Operational Capability (five Airborne IBCTs)