GM wins $214m contract from US Army to build Infantry Squad Vehicles (ISV) that is based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup truck.
The production contract price will build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).
It covers the purchase of up to 1,070 trucks, with the first 649 of them confirmed. Additional allocations could expand the program to 2,065 vehicles.
The millitary truck will be based on the high-performance Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup.
The ISV uses 90 percent off-the-shelf parts, including the Colorado’s 186 hp 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission.
It features seating for nine and a protective roll cage that has mounts for gear and attachment points.
The US Army want the truck to be light enough to be sling-loaded from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and small enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.
Other features includes the Colorado’s precision-tuned Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers. This allows it to drive and jump over rough terrain at high speeds.
GM Defense will be working with Ricard Defense. Ricard Defense will be responsible for the logistics of maintaining vehicles in the field.