Flyer 72 Lightweight Tactical Vehicles Family
Flyer 72 Lightweight Tactical Vehicles Family

Flyer Defense Delivers Vehicles for General Dynamics Mission Systems-TEWL Integration

In August, Flyer Defense, LLC (Flyer) delivered vehicles contracted by General Dynamics Mission Systems for integration with the Tactical Electronic Warfare Light (TEWL) system which fills a critical electronic warfare requirement for U.S. Army airborne units. The vehicles have been shipped to General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale, AZ where they will be outfitted with the TEWL system and shipped directly to U.S. Army airborne units. In May, Flyer received a contract to build Army Ground Mobility Vehicles (A-GMV). All vehicles were delivered more than a month earlier than the contractual due dates.

The Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS) is a dedicated all-weather, 24-hour, ground tactical electronic support and electronic attack system that provides the Commander with options to create multiple dilemmas to a designing enemy by decreasing the sensor to shooter timeline. TEWS will enable a Brigade Combat Team Commander to detect, locate, identify the enemy and will give the Commander the capability to act/react/counter with non-lethal effects by denying, disrupting, and degrading the enemy’s ability to communicate, coordinate, and synchronize. TEWS will set the foundation for Multi-Domain Operations to facilitate opening windows of opportunity across a myriad of environments.

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Two Flyer A-GMVs built at Flyer Defense headquarters in Los Angeles
Two Flyer A-GMVs built at Flyer Defense headquarters in Los Angeles

TEWS mobility and modularity allows units to simply shoot, move, and communicate in contested environments and rapidly reposition to establish positions of advantage within evolving tactical situations.TEWS supports stationary, dismounted, and on-the-move, man-pack operations. TEWS is platform independent; a modular system that will enable integration onto any vehicle, including: Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV), Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) Stryker, Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Flyer, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and Non-Tactical Vehicles (NTV).

Flyer Defense, LLC was formed to provide mission-specialized, lightweight, high mobility, all-terrain tactical wheeled vehicles capable of internal transport in rotary and tilt wing aircraft. Flyer provides purpose-built vehicles and logistics support for U.S. Army, special operations forces and global allies. Always prioritizing the users and their missions, Flyer vehicles increase ground mobility, allow rapid deployment into contested areas, and enable military ground forces to move quickly for extended distances and over difficult terrain. The Flyer® family of successfully tested and certified vehicles are modular platforms, allowing rapid vehicle customization for immediate operation-relevant configuration.

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