Saturday, December 10, 2022

General Dynamics debuts Griffin III with 50mm cannon during AUSA 2018

General Dynamics Land Systems has unveiled its new Griffin III 40-ton armored vehicle during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington DC.

The Griffin III technology demonstrator, featuring a 50mm cannon able to elevate to an astounding 85 degrees.

According to the company, the Griffin III provides Soldiers a revolutionary leap in lethality and stand-off, a modular turret that accommodates several weapon system configurations, scalable protection for Multi-Domain Operations and an integrated Active Protection System (APS). Designed with open architecture for rapid growth over time, the Griffin III also accommodates multiple crew and squad configurations.


The next generation of combat vehicle developed by the General Dynamics Land Systems has a modular design and open architecture enable the user to configure the vehicle different squad carrying and crew seating configurations.

Also, the Griffin III equipped with components of Israeli Military Industries’ (IMI) Iron Fist hard-kill active protection system (APS) and the 50mm automatic cannon from Northrop Grumman (ATK), which able to elevate to an astounding 85 degrees.

Other unique capabilities include LMAMS (represented by AeroVironment Switchblade) and a matrix-shaped providing multi-spectral protection.

The new vehicle represents an Army push toward more expeditionary warfare and rapid deployability.

The General Dynamics Land Systems hopes that new vehicle might turn into a contender for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle program.

The Griffin III displays concepts designed for the next generation of warfighting in complex urban and restrictive terrain.

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