The opportunity to sell thousands of medium and light tactical vehicles tohas attracted almost all major US military vehicle manufacturers to last months’ 2012 expo (MDM) in Quantico, and is bound to repeat here at this week. Some of these requirements address certain ‘special application’, particularly combat rescue. Others are needed to replace vehicles worn down by years of use in harsh conditions.
The vehicles on display at MDM were representative of the different applications, and hint on the different approaches and priorities each competitor is focused on. These vehicles included the SRTV from HDT, Spectre from GDLS and Flyer displayed by Flyer Defense and GD-OTS and the new S-from Oshkosh. Polaris displayed the MRZR and ArmorWorks also displayed another model of the Polaris, configured into the LVATV. At more competitors are showing their vehicles, including a team by and , competing for the 1.1 program the debut of the Hyena fast attack recon vehicle from ArmorWorks.
The following topics are covered in our preview: