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Guardian-Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicle/

Storm Search & Rescue Tactical Vehicle



Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2014
Manufactured by: HDT Global, Inc.
Crew: 6+3 Litter Patients (Can also be configured to 4+4)
Armament: One (1) front and rear weapons mounts.  Presumably they can each be fitted with (1) 5.56mm Machine Gun, 7.62mm MG, .50 cal Heavy MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.  In addition, there were plans to mount 7.62mm M134 mini-guns on the vehicles. However it is unknown if they were ever fitted.
Engine: 8-Cylinder General Motors LSX Multi-Fuel (430 hp)
Miscellaneous Info: The Storm Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle (SRTV) was based upon the BC Customs vehicle design entered into U.S. Army's Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 program. The BCC design was not selected.  However subsequently, HDT Global entered the Storm SRTV in the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) Guardian-Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicle (GAARV) selection program, for which it was ultimately accepted for service.  The Storm SRTV (HDT's designation) is more commonly referred to as the GAARV, named after the USAF's program.

The GAARV program was initiated to select a vehicle for use by USAF Para-Rescue teams as an air-deployable, combat search/rescue and personnel recovery vehicle.  The GAARV is able to be deployed and internally carried by C17 and C130 aircraft as well as CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters. In addition, it can be deployed by Low-Velocity Aerial Delivery (LAPS) or the Joint-Precision Air-Drop System (JPADS).
Data Sheet Available:   Storm SRTV Sales Brochure (HDT Global)


Reference Source/Provider
   Guardian Angel ARV Photo U.S. Air Force
     Guardian Angel ARV Photos U.S. Alaska Air National Guard
   Storm SRTV Photo HDT Global
   Sword Interally Transportable Vehicle & Storm SRTV Photo HDT Global

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Guardian-Angel ARV Information & Photos U.S. Air Force
Storm SRTV Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Storm SRTV Information & Photos HDT Global


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