GM Set to Return to Military Service


The long-dormant arm of GM focused on serving and supporting the military with products and technology is back and could offer some interesting vehicles.

According to Automotive News (subscription required), GM Defense — sold in 2003 to military contractor General Dynamics — is now back and ready to return to the world of military contracts with vehicles such as the high-tech hydrogen-fuel-cell  — a small tactical field 4×4 pickup offering little noise or heat signature — as well as its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, aka SURUS, which is a hydrogen-fuel-cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities.

GM Defense has not announced any government contracts yet, but the Army has concluded a yearlong test of the Colorado ZH2 and SURUS did attract attention at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. We expect to hear about and see more pickup truck platforms making their way into GM Defense's lineup as well. photos by Evan Sears, Mark Williams




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