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The US Army intends to develop and field a new family of specialized vehicles to support 'joint forcible entry' missions. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) general-purpose troop carrier is the highest priority in this plan. Fast, agile and safe to drive on and off road, ULCV will provide troops the survivability and protection by avoiding the roads vulnerable to IEDs and ambushes, gaining freedom of movement by traversing more concealed and unpredictable routes.
A joint venture between recovery vehicle specialist EKA, and Penman is introducing at at DSEi 2011 the new Lightweight Recovery Vehicle (LRV), based on a 6x6 GDLS Europe Duro chassis.