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M1165 2.0 Deployable Reconnaissance

Ground Network- Vehicle (DRGN-V) /

(Proposed) Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1*


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2012
Manufactured by: AM General, LLC
Crew: 2-7 (Adaptable to Mission)
Armament: Utilizing up to 6 weapons mounts, multiple weapons configurations can be fitted depending on mission. Some of the weapons that can probably be fitted are 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50 cal machine guns and 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel (Optimizer 3200)
Miscellaneous Info:

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) initiated the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1) program to find a suitable vehicle to replace their HMMWV based GMV’s. The three finalist vehicles were the AM General GMV 1.1*, Flyer Defense/General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle and the Navistar Defense Special Operations Tactical Vehicle (SOTV). After a long and sometimes contentious process, the Flyer 72 ALSV was selected as USSOCOM's new GMV 1.1 vehicle.

AM General’s GMV 1.1 was designed around the chassis of their M1165 HMMWV Expanded Capacity Vehicle (ECV), but includes a width reduction to allow it to be internally transportable in the CH/MH-47 Chinook helicopter.  Although sharing about 70% parts commonality with the currently fielded ECV, the GMV 1.1 has a smaller, more efficient engine, specialized wheels, upgraded suspension and an improved transmission.

* As of 2014, AM General's official name for this vehicle is the "M1165 2.0 Deployable Reconnaissance Ground Network- Vehicle (DRGN-V)".  However, by all accounts this is substantially the same vehicle they entered into the SOCOM GMV 1.1 program competition. AM General's vehicle was simply (and sometimes confusingly) also named "GMV 1.1".  One known difference between AM General's GMV 1.1 and the DRGN-V is that the later is also offered in both left and right-hand drive configurations.
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M1165 2.0 DRGN-V/ GMV 1.1 Photos AM General, LLC

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M1165 2.0 DRGN-V/ GMV 1.1 Information & Photos AM General, LLC
M1165 2.0 DRGN-V/ GMV 1.1 Information & Photos Fox News
M1165 2.0 DRGN-V/ GMV 1.1 Information & Photos IHS Jane's 360


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