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Light Strike Vehicle

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has a requirement, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, for a Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) for tactical and non-tactical operations. USSOCOM is conducting an industry survey to determine the state of technology for a possible Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) materiel solution. Units were required in the FY 99 timeframe for testing.

Candidate vehicles must be capable of being internally tansportable within the future V22 aircraft. In order to be considered V-22 compatible, the vehicle would be required to be onloaded and off loaded through the 68 inch high and 68 inch wide cargo bay opening of the V-22.

A mission need statement established the need for a Special Operations Capable Vehicle (SOCV) in response to a validated Fleet Marine Force (FMF) requirement. The SOCV was subsequently renamed the Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) and the Joint operational requirements document with U.S. Special Operations Command was approved. Later, there was a mission need statement for the family of Internally Transportable Light Tactical Vehicles (IT-LTV). This program, as follow-on to the LSV, was for a larger quantity of aircraft transportable ground vehicles. Then, in April 1999, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) combined LSV and IT-LTV and renamed the program the ITV.

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