U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2d Marine Division, participate in a water crossing training event with LAV-25s on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2021.
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2d Marine Division, participate in a water crossing training event with LAV-25s on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2021.

US Marine Corps Selects General Dynamics Prototype for Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle

The U.S. Marine Corps has chosen General Dynamics Land Systems’ prototype proposal to move ahead in the service’s Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) competition. General Dynamics Land Systems has aligned with the Marine Corps’ 10-year transformational initiative, a key portion of which seeks to build a 21st-century reconnaissance capability that is highly mobile on land and in the water. This innovative, multi-domain capability will be able to control air and ground robotics and provide critical reconnaissance information through onboard and networked sensors.”

“Our collaborative industry team is focused on early integration of transformative technologies – advanced next generation electronic architecture, artificial intelligence, autonomy and robotics – required to deliver this capability,” said Don Kotchman, Vice President and General Manager for U.S. Operations. “We have ensured the growth margins and modular open architecture necessary to rapidly incorporate new technology.”

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A key Fleet Marine Force modernization initiative, the ARV Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Unmanned Aerial Systems will host a suite of C4 equipment, sensors, and operate both tethered and untethered UAS. The ARV C4/UAS will employ an effective mix of reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and C4 systems to sense and communicate. . These systems will enable ARV to serve as the manned hub of a manned/unmanned team and deliver next-generation, multi-domain, mobile reconnaissance capabilities.

A business unit of General Dynamics, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) which is the manufacturer of the Light Armored Vehicle-25 currently in service — said as a long-term partner of the U.S. Marine Corps, General Dynamics Land Systems brings a track record of developing, producing and supporting combat solutions for its global customers. The company seeks to enter into the next successful chapter of this relationship and provide advanced reconnaissance solutions.

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2d Marine Division, participate in a water crossing training event with LAV-25s on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2021.
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2d Marine Division, participate in a water crossing training event with LAV-25s on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Sarah Pysher)
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