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Army Performs Airdrop Tests of Ground Mobility Vehicle

U.S. Army directorate has performed low-velocity airdrop tests of a new ground vehicle designed to support tactical operations in urban and non-urban environments.

The airborne and special operations test directorate within the Army Operational Test Command tested the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1, the service branch said Friday.

GMV 1.1 can be airdropped with parachute systems and transportable through CH-47 ChinookC-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III platforms.

Aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps will provide aerial support for the vehicle.

Lt. Col. Greg Oquendo, test division chief at ABNSOTD, said the GMV 1.1 is built to support core special operations forces activities such as special reconnaissance, counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare missions.

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