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Report: Marine Corps Eyes Procurement of Air-Transportable Mobility Vehicles

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Military-vehicleThe U.S. Marine Corps plans to hold an industry competition to procure a new ground vehicle platform designed to fit inside military transport helicopters, Defense News reported Thursday.

Joe Gould writes Michael Halloran, director of science and technology at USMC’s program executive office for land systems, said the military branch wants to buy either an internally transportable vehicle or an all-terrain vehicle.

He added the USMC could include the vehicle acquisition plan in the branch’s program objective memorandum for fiscal 2018.

The military service developed an Expeditionary Force 21 operational strategy that calls for its mobile forces to utilize light ground vehicles that are transported by V-22 Osprey or CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, the publication reports.

USMC wants its future mobility vehicle to be capable of transporting an infantry-level landing team, the report said.

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