Flyer Defense from US presents its Flyer 72 4×4 Special Forces combat vehicle

by Zaur Babashov | Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 225 views

American Company Flyer Defense presents its Flyer 72 Heavy Duty (F72-HD) ground mobility vehicle, a new generation of 4×4 wheeled light combat vehicle specially designed for Special Forces units.

The Flyer 72 is a non-developmental item, a purpose-built, lightweight vehicle designed to meet complex mission sets. Selected by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) as the vehicle of choice for their Ground Mobility 1.1 (GMV 1.1) program, at 72” wide it is capable of internal transport in the CH47 and C-130 aircraft.

The Flyer 72 is a mature, highly mobile platform, with a payload capacity of over 2,500 kg and can be configured to multiple crew sizes (up to nine). It is capable of being guns up in under a minute after exiting the aircraft and can carry a variety of armaments. Its adaptable communications suite provides increased operating range and provides the operator real-time access to critical information.

As a reliable and high-performance vehicle, the Flyer-72 offers safe and fast operating speeds with superior levels of mobility and maneuverability. It’s highly adaptable to severe, rugged and restrictive terrains while providing off-road, and cross-country mobility in all types of weather conditions.

The Flyer 72 can be fitted with a range of weapon stations including ring-mount or remotely operated weapon stations that can be armed with a machine gun up to 12.7mm or one automatic cannon up to 30mm caliber. It can be also equipped with a Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II) system armed with one .50 caliber machine gun, Javelin anti-tank missiles launcher station, and four M72 LAWs anti-tank rockets.

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