GM Creates Military Vehicle
Oct. 29, 2020—GM Defense LLC, created in 2017 by General Motors, introduced the first Infantry Squad Vehicle to the U.S. Army on Tuesday.
The Infantry Squad Vehicle (IVS) is based on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup, reports the Detroit Free Press, and uses 90 percent commercial components. The vehicle is designed to carry a nine-soldier infantry squad through the battlefield with rapid ground mobility.
The Detroit Free Press also reported, "GM's ongoing fuel cell development led to forming GM Defense as a way to explore applying technology meant for the commercial car market into potential solutions for the Department of Defense."
GM Defense plans to make 649 ISVs and deliver them by fiscal year 2024.
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