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USSOCOM seeks improved ITV for V-22

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will begin an evaluation effort in the second half of fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) aimed at identifying requirements for an internally transportable Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle (LTATV) for the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, service officials have disclosed.
Speaking at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Atkinson, program manager, Family Special Operations Vehicles, Program Executive Office (PEO) SOF Warrior, said the command is interested in a ‘purpose-built’ internally transportable vehicle (ITV).
The Flyer 60 has already been considered by the US Air Force and Navy special forces as an internally transported vehicle for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.Photo by: General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems
USSOCOM force elements currently operate the Polaris Government and Defense MRZR-2 and MRZR-4 LTATVs from the V-22 for ‘fly and drive’ operations to extend mobility, lethality, and survivability of ground assault forces.
janes.com