Flyer Defense, in partnership with the International Golden Group (IGG) in the UAE, has completed the initial shipment of its highly configurable Flyer 72 vehicle under a multi-year direct major commercial sales contract with the UAE Armed Forces.
Billed as a replacement for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee), the Flyer vehicle supports field-installable armor and is cutting edge in its design, capabilities and modularity. The Flyer 72 vehicle was selected for its uniquely adaptable platform, unmatched payload-to-weight ratio, and highly lauded maneuverability and ride quality.
“We prioritize the user,” said Flyer Defense Founder and CEO Oded Nechushtan. “Our tailorable engineering yields a flexible product, bendable to the will and need of any customer. We are proud to offer our proven solution to the UAE as we simultaneously continue to grow our manufacturing capabilities with strategic partnerships.”
Flyer Defense is responsible for the design and sustainment of the successfully fielded USSOCOM Program of Record Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1) and directed requirement Army Ground Mobility Vehicle (A-GMV), with a combined total of more than 1,000 fielded vehicles now trusted and utilized by the US Army and US Special Forces (Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force).
The company has partnered with JWF Defense, LLC (JWF) to manufacture the Flyer 72 family of vehicles. Based in Johnstown, PA, JWF has nearly a decade of experience producing the body and chassis of Flyer’s fielded vehicles and will provide the capacity for growth for both current and future contracts.
“We have spent decades fielding a platform superior in every way that counts,” said Nechushtan. “We have the capability, experience and, most importantly, the product to meet the need of any military with a gap in light tactical mobility.”
Flyer Defense is set to enter full rate production by mid-2022.