Tag Archives: Boeing

Airlift Ready: Vehicles for the V-22

Special Operations Forces (SOF) need multi-functional, mission-critical light utility vehicles capable of conducting rapid ingress/egress and modular enough to redeploy by air at a moment’s notice. The Flyer Gen II and Phantom Badger can both fit in the Osprey—making them necessary mobility pieces for SOF and the Marine Corps.

Tactical Agility, Mission Mobility

GD-OTS was awarded a contract in October 2013 by SOCOM for its non-developmental V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) program. The three-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is for up to 10 vehicles, with integration and logistical support and training. The total value of the contract is $5.8 million if all options are exercised.

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Weekly Defense Notes

In the interest of not being like every site and giving you a daily news round up, each Friday Guns Over Butter will try to publish a list of stories that interested us over the past seven days. The following is a shorter list than we expect in the future. Here’s to new beginnings…

-Army approves participation in AUSA Annual meeting in D.C.

-John Kerry is in Afghanistan to discuss a security pact with President Karzai. The Afghan president is interested in a mutual security treaty—much like a NATO obligation—but he has been notoriously difficult to deal with in the past. The agreement will be critical to U.S. and NATO planning over the coming years.

-Want more realistic combat training? Here’s a pilotless F-16 that will be used for target practice.
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