GM is renovating NC facility to build US Army troop carrier
CONCORD, NC (AP) — General Motors says it’s renovating a GM building in North Carolina to support the production of a military trooper carrier.
The announcement was made Thursday GM Defense LLC, which is a subsidiary of General Motors. The facility is located in Concord, which is outside of Charlotte.
The troop carrier that is going to be built is called an Infantry Squad Vehicle. The company says it’s a light and agile all-terrain carrier that can transport a nine-soldier infantry squad. The carriers are based off the architecture of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck.
The vehicle will be light enough to be sling loaded from a Blackhawk helicopter and compact enough to fit inside a Chinook helicopter.