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Airborne drop tests in progress for potential SOF Ground Mobility Vehicle | U.S. Army
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Airborne drop tests in progress for potential SOF Ground Mobility Vehicle | U.S. Army

Testers at the U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s (USAOTC) Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) here recently conducted low-velocity airdrops of the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1).

The vehicle has the potential to provide tactical mobility to Special Operations Warriors.

The GMV 1.1 is designed to be internally transportable via CH-47 Chinook helicopter as well as U.S. Air Force C–130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft, and will be airdropped a total of six times.

It will support tactical operators in both urban and non-urban environments across the full spectrum of Special Operations Forces (SOF) military operations and terrain profiles.

Military Occupational Specialists 92R — parachute riggers — are proficient in the preparation and aerial delivery rigging of the myriad of special operations equipment.

Source: Airborne drop tests in progress for potential SOF Ground Mobility Vehicle | U.S. Army