First Line AFSOC Looking for Some new Wheels

Published on March 7th, 2012 | by Steve Spiers

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AFSOC is looking for some new wheels

The Air Force is looking for a new Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicle for the Guardian Angle Weapon System (GAWS is made up of the Combat Rescue Officer (CRO), Pararescue (PJ), and SERE careerfields). The proposed vehicle, which will replace among other things the ATVs AFSOC PJs and other personnel are currently using, must be able to carry rescue equipment to remote sites and exfitrate the rescue element over hostile terrain (it must obviously be air-droppable too). The requirements, according to the solicitation, include features that allow for GPMG and LMGs for defense and a minimum payload of two tons.

Guardian Angle is part of the Battlefield Airmen Modernization Program intended to conduct AF CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) and Personnel Recovery (PR) “across the full spectrum of military operations”.

Read the complete story of the GAARV pre-solicitation, follow for updates on SOFREP or on Facebook.

The CSAR Trailer (courtesy of Soldier Systems Daily)

(featured image credit: Soldier Systems)



6 comments
jrexilius
jrexilius

Looks like a fun toy.  I wonder if any of it will inform the search for the general light vehicle replacement?  Probably to expensive to translate to a HMMWV replacement though.    

jrexilius
jrexilius moderator

Looks like a fun toy.  I wonder if any of it will inform the search for the general light vehicle replacement?  Probably to expensive to translate to a HMMWV replacement though.

 

 

jrexilius
jrexilius

Looks like a fun toy.  I wonder if any of it will inform the search for the general light vehicle replacement?  Probably to expensive to translate to a HMMWV replacement though.    

Old PH2
Old PH2

Kind of reminds me of a cross between the SAS's Jackal and a Chenowith.

Old PH2
Old PH2 moderator

Kind of reminds me of a cross between the SAS's Jackal and a Chenowith.

Old PH2
Old PH2

Kind of reminds me of a cross between the SAS's Jackal and a Chenowith.

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