Flyer Holds Design Authority, Oshkosh Will Lead Series Production
Oshkosh Defense and Flyer Defense have won a task assignment award under an existing US Army project agreement with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) to develop the service’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).
The ISV is a lightweight expeditionary all-terrain vehicle that to carry up to nine troops and associated combat equipment. Under the award, Oshkosh and Flyer will deliver two prototype ISVs in support of government testing and evaluation.
Flyer Defense is best known for the GMV 1.1 vehicle – deployed worldwide by US Special Operations Forces – and the US Army’s A-GMV, which is fielded as the interim ISV solution. Flyer Defense is the design authority and leads the build team for the two prototype ISVs to be built. If selected, Oshkosh Defense will be responsible for manufacturing the production phase vehicles. “The Oshkosh and Flyer team brings together an abundance of tactical wheeled vehicle design and manufacturing expertise and we’re very confident in our team’s ISV offering,” explained Oshkosh Defense Vice President and General Manager, Joint Programmes, George Mansfield.
A production contract award is expected to be made early in 2020. In total, the US Army plans to procure 651 vehicles and associated hardware and services between fiscal years 2020-2024.
“The ISV programme is critical in providing infantry troops with an agile means to get to and through the battlefield as quickly and capably as possible […] The ISV platform will also significantly lighten the load for infantry troops, who regularly each carry over 100 pounds of gear on foot,” continued Mansfield.