General Dynamics Land Systems unveiled today the latest configuration of its Griffin armored fighting vehicle (AFV) addressing the U.S. Army’s latest requirements for combat maneuverability and firepower as reflected in the services’ ‘Next Generation Combat Vehicle’ (NGCV), a versatile family of vehicles that, if matured, could replace the current fleet of Bradley and AMPV. The Griffin III was unveiled today at the annual meeting of the Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) in Washington DC.
GDLS’ Griffin III displays concepts designed for the next generation of warfighting in complex urban and restrictive terrain. Based on the lightweight chassis used for the previous vehicle proposed for the Mobile Gun System (MGS) Griffin III displayed several new elements, including the 50mm automatic cannon from Northrop Grumman (ATK), and the Israeli Iron Fist Light, Decoupled (IF-LD) active protection system from IMI, a system already being integrated on the US Army BAE Systems’ M-2 Bradley for testing. Other unique capabilities include LMAMS (represented by AeroVironment Switchblade) and a matrix-shaped providing multi-spectral protection.
The modular design and open architecture enable the user to configure the vehicle different squad carrying and crew seating configurations. Implementing scalable protection, chassis and turret configuration with different weapons and mission systems, the Griffin III is optimized to perform in multi-domain operations.