The Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) is a new, lightweight, all-terrain troop carrier designed to modernize Army Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs). It is based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 architecture, deriving 90% of its parts from commercial-off-the-shelf components.
The ISV program provides Army Infantry BCTs an additive lightweight vehicle to move Soldiers and their equipment quickly over complex and difficult cross-country terrain. ISV is the Program of Record intended to provide Ground Mobility Vehicle capabilities for the Army.
Based on the current funding profile and fielding schedule, the Army will field ISVs to 11 Infantry BCTs for a total of 649 ISVs by Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 (Army Procurement Objective).
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
ISVs provide greater mobility to Infantry BCTs. They are designed to move across restrictive terrain, allowing Soldiers to close on an objective with less fatigue and greater readiness. The Army can deliver the vehicle to the field by airdrop or helicopter, increasing the flexibility of Soldiers on the move.
ISV’s basic operational capabilities include:
- Nine-man squad carrying capability
- Payload of 3,200 pounds
- External sling load by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
- Internal load/external lift by CH-47 Chinook helicopter
- Low-velocity air drop by fixed-wing C-130 or C-17 transport aircraft
- Exceptional mobility over all terrains
- FY20: Production Contract awarded
- Production Qualification Testing
- Transportability Certification
- Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
- First Unit Equipped