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Internally Transportable Vehicle
|Country of Origin/Used by:||USA (USMC)|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||2009|
|Manufactured by:||General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems|
|Armament:||(1) M2HB .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun or M240G 7.62mm MG or Mk19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher|
|Engine:||(4) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel|
The vehicle was originally designed by American Growler Inc. (later
Capitol Defense Associates) but now is produced by General Dynamics
Ordnance & Tactical Systems (GDOTS).
Other names for the ITV are Light Strike Vehicle or Fast Attack
Reportedly, the ITV will also go into service with US Special
Operations Command (SOCOM). The Growler was envisioned as a
multi-mission capable vehicle deployable by multiple means, most notably
the V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft.
Reportedly, the ITV will also go into service with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The Growler was envisioned as a multi-mission capable vehicle deployable by multiple means, most notably the V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft.
As early as 2012 there were indications that the Growler did not perform up to expectations. In fact, in 2015 extensive evaluations were conducted to assess the vehicle's performance. These tests found that the Growler was not suitable as a Fast Attack Vehicle and was best used for hauling supplies and cargo. As a result, the U.S. Military is looking for a replacement ITV better suited toward multiple missions.
|Data Sheet Available:||Light Strike Vehicle Sales Brochure - General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems|
|M1161 Growler ITV Photos (Prototypes?)||Capitol Defense Associates (American Growler Inc.)|
|M1161 Growler ITV Photos||Silvio Iacuone (SmugMug Photo Collection Link)|
|M1161 Growler ITV Photos||US Department of Defense|
|M1161 Growler ITV Photos||US Marine Corps|
|"USMC Growler (M1161/1163)" (January 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)||Gordon Arthur|
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