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GM Defense Delivers Vehicle to Army Fast

Just 120 days from the contract award to the delivery of the Infantry Squad Vehicle
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GM Defense delivered the first Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) it built for the U.S. Army—just 120 days after it was awarded the contract. The all-terrain troop carrier is based on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture. 90% of the parts used to build it are commercial, off-the-shelf components—including the shelf of Chevrolet Performance.

GM Defense ISV

Troop carrier developed by GM Defense for the U.S. Army is based on the 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 (Image: Steve Fecht for GM)

The vehicle weighs approximately 5,000 pounds, so it can be brought into theater slung from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, and it is sized so that it can be carried within a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

The vehicle can carry a nine-solider infantry squad and its gear.

Ricardo Defense collaborated with GM Defense on the ISV program.

GM Defense received a $214 million contract with the U.S. Army in June to produce 649 ISVs and to support, with additional authorization, as many as 2,065 vehicles during an eight-year period.