Saturday, June 15, 2024

General Dynamics to unveil its latest armored and special vehicles at AUSA 2018

At the AUSA 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition, General Dynamics will showcase innovation that ensures readiness for U.S. Army and U.S. ally requirements across all domains to move the mission forward.

According to the company’s statement, General Dynamics will unveil new Griffin III Technology Demonstrator, Stryker A1 30mm, ELS Stryker Variable Launched Bridge and Flyer 72 lightweight tactical vehicles in four configurations.

Griffin III Technology Demonstrator: Ready to be unveiled at AUSA, the Griffin III displays concepts designed for the next generation of warfighting in complex urban and restrictive terrain. 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.


Stryker A1 30mm: The latest lethality upgrade to the Stryker family of vehicles is a true enabling force for the infantry squad. It features a 30mm link-less, dual-feed precision long-range cannon with programmable airburst capability to support dismounted Soldiers. The Stryker A1 30mm is built to vastly increase the vehicle’s survivability, mobility and power. The Stryker A1 30mm retains seating for a 9-Soldier squad, plus a 3-Soldier crew and increased stowage. The Stryker A1 30mm enhances situational awareness via stabilized independent sight and “surround view” SA cameras, 8-inch displays in the squad compartment and the ability to select any video source at any operator station. Another updated feature is an armored closeout hatch for under-armor reload of its 30mm and 7.62mm weapons. General Dynamics collaborated with the Army to make this new capability ready for tomorrow’s fight.

ELS Stryker Variable Launched Bridge: General Dynamics European Land Systems will display its latest wheeled bridge crossing platform.

General Dynamics Land Systems also is prepared to discuss and display additional next-generation solutions throughout the exhibition hall, including M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank SEPv3 and SEPv4 upgrades, short-range air defense (SHORAD), robotics and Next Generation Electronic Architecture.

The Flyer Family of Lightweight, Tactical Vehicles: A family of highly configurable and fully modular, internal and external air transportable, purpose built, mission-ready vehicles. These versatile vehicles can be reconfigured to support a multitude of mission and service needs. The Flyer 72 will be shown in four configurations at AUSA:

  • The Army Ground Mobility Vehicle (AGMV) configuration, the lightest of the Flyer configurations, carries an infantry squad of nine Soldiers and is capable of internal transport in a Ch-47 and externally by a UH-60 helicopter.
  • The newest configuration to the family: The Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV). The TUV is an open cargo deck vehicle that is capable of supporting multiple mission kits. With a payload capacity of 6000 lb. it offers a payload ratio greater than 1:1 (curb weight to payload), while retaining the same mobility, maneuverability and reliability of the GMV 1.1 and AGMV.
  • The SOCOM GMV 1.1 can be configured as a three- or seven-man crew to meet the needs of the Special Forces operator.
  • The Army Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) will be on display in the General Dynamics Mission Systems booth.

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