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Featuring unsurpassed load carrying capabilities and a wide range of configurations, the Flyer 72 offers greater portability and performance for specialist and traditional armed services.
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Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Plattform was designed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) in collaboration with Flyer Defense LLC for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle Program. Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Platforms are Flyer 72 and the smaller Flyer 60.
Brochure 60 and ITV request (Internal Portable Vehicle)
The Flyer Defense Group has entered into a production agreement with General Dynamics Ordnance and Technical Systems to commercialize and mass-produce the Flyer range of light weight wheelers. Before this collaboration, Flyer Defense constructed handcrafted small volumes of previous generations of cars that were used to fine-tune vehicle designs and deliver prototype cars for client evaluations.
The fighting experience in Iraq and Afghanistan showed the challenge of the ageing HMMWV ("Humvee") platforms, namely that the vehicle could not be moved internal via the MV-22 Osprey and, when heavily armoured to protect occupants from small fire and critical, ever more demanding and hazardous Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), much of its portability and possible off-road capability was compromised.
The Navy and Sonder Einsatzkräfte both saw the benefits of a light vehicle that could be easily carried by major tilt-wing and rotary-wing planes for quick boarding and disembarkation, which could offer both portability and fire power for slightly armoured forces. Although potentially still susceptible to small arm fire and an IED, the compromise would be the capability to perform surgery in challenging environments where the implantation of an IED is either very challenging or inconvenient, and to depend on rapidity and portability rather than armour cover to ensure troop safety.
ITV Requirement is designed to equip élite warriors with a lightweight attack platforms that can "get in and out" as effectively as possible.