The U.S. Army’s Colorado ZR2 Transport Can Be Air-Dropped Via Chinook

Jul 17, 2020

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Built to operate in literal warzones, military vehicles are some of the most hardwearing machines in production today, essentially off-road cars and trucks engineered to withstand an enemy onslaught. And the U.S. Army has just inked a $214.3M contract with General Motor’s military division: GM Defense, to produce the Army’s latest go-anywhere light all-terrain troop carrier.

Starting with an initial run of 649 units before churning out a total of 2,065 examples, the Infantry Squad Vehicle is based on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 platform and utilizes the majority of the mid-size pickup’s running gear. The base model’s 186hp 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine goes unchanged, though the ISV boasts its own “occupant and cargo superstructure.” When coupled with the ISV’s surprisingly low weight and compact dimensions, the new GM-built military vehicle is able to fit inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter or be suspended beneath a Blackhawk. Engineered with a fairly modular design, the ISV (in its standard form) is good for accommodating nine personnel and their respective kit and gear. Obviously the GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle won’t be available for purchase by the general public, though anyone interested in learning more can visit GM’s website linked below.

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