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GM Defense Adds UVision & Mistral Loitering Munition to Utility Vehicle for Enhanced Tactical Capability

GM Defense Adds UVision & Mistral Loitering Munition to Utility Vehicle for Enhanced Tactical Capability - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Motors‘ defense business arm has collaborated with Mistral to equip GM Defense’s light tactical utility vehicle with the latter’s Hero-120 loitering munition, a system co-developed with UVision to engage targets without exposing warfighters to direct enemy fire.

GM Defense said Monday its Chevrolet Colorado ZR2-based utility concept vehicle with Mistral and UVision’s medium-range, anti-armored system is envisioned to meet tactical requirements of a modernized force.

“This integration sets a new standard in military technology, providing the U.S. Army and allied forces with an unparalleled combination of mobility, precision and adaptability,” commented Yoav Banai, vice president at Mistral.

The GM Defense LTUV offers different seating configurations and features enhanced off-road capabilities and a cargo bed in the rear, which is designed for carrying the Hero-120 system or supporting electronic warfare and counter-unmanned aircraft systems operations as well as command and control, reconnaissance and logistics missions.

The Hero-120, on the other hand, is designed to engage armored vehicles, enemy troops and other targets, and has a precision strike capability for ensuring effectiveness while reducing collateral damage.

“Our collaboration with Mistral demonstrates the versatility of our utility concept vehicle and its ability to enhance the tactical capabilities of warfighters,” said John Johnson, vice president of business development for GM Defense. “With initial demonstrations successfully completed, we will continue to look for opportunities to showcase the value these integrated technologies deliver to defense customers.”

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