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Flyer Defense Teams with Oshkosh Defense to Win Prototype Contract for Infantry Squad Vehicle

August 2019 News

Flyer Defense Teams with Oshkosh Defense to Win Prototype Contract for Infantry Squad Vehicle

The Flyer ISV is a lightweight all-terrain vehicle designed to carry a nine-member squad and associated equipment.


LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2019) – The U.S. Army has awarded Flyer Defense, LLC and partner Oshkosh Defense, LLC a $1 million prototype contract to develop the new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).

The Flyer-designed ISV is the latest in Flyer’s family of lightweight, advanced tactical vehicles and can carry a squad of up to nine troops with a payload capacity of 5,000 lbs. The ISV shares a 95 percent commonality with two of Flyer’s previously fielded and mission proven vehicles; the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) GMV 1.1 and the U.S Army A-GMV, which currently serves as the Army’s interim ISV solution.

“We are extremely pleased to move forward with the next step in our bid for the ISV program,” said Flyer CEO, Oded Nechushtan. “We are confident in the vehicle’s operational capabilities and its ability to meet, if not exceed, all of the Army’s requirements.”

As the design authority, Flyer will lead the build team to deliver two ISVs in accordance with the prototype contract. If selected for the full production contract, Oshkosh will be responsible for manufacturing the approximate 650 vehicles the U.S. Army is expected to procure.

“Our ultimate goal and priority is to provide a solution that will safely and quickly deliver our troops as they carry out their missions” said Nechushtan. “The Oshkosh and Flyer partnership has brought together the best in superior tactical vehicle design and manufacturing, the product of which will be unmatched.”

The U.S. Army is expected to announce the full ISV production contract award in the spring of 2020.

About Flyer Defense

Flyer Defense LLC was formed in 2000 to provide mission specialized, lightweight, high mobility, all-terrain wheeled tactical vehicles capable of internal transport in rotary and tilt wing aircraft. Flyer provides purpose-built vehicles and logistics support for U.S. Army, special operations forces and global allies. Always prioritizing the users and their missions, Flyer vehicles increase ground tactical mobility, allow rapid deployment into contested areas, and enable infantry squads to move quickly over extended distances and difficult terrain. The Flyer family of successfully tested and certified vehicles are interoperable and interchangeable, allowing rapid vehicle customization for immediate operational and/or combat relevance configuration.

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About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company. [NYSE: OSK]

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