24 September 2021 ‐ Los Angeles, CA ‐ Flyer Defense Appoints MacGyver Solutions as an Authorized Distributor for GMV 1.1 and A‐GMV Parts and Accessories.
Flyer Defense, LLC has appointed MacGyver Solutions, Inc. as an authorized distributor and reseller of genuine Flyer™ products to U.S. Government customers and contractors located within the United States. The authorization includes support, sustainment, and accessory items for the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1, Army GMV (A-GMV), Flyer 60 and future platforms, including the GMV Utility variant (GMV-U). In addition to distributing Flyer products, MacGyver will work with Flyer Defense to source and develop additional accessories, kits, and training to meet customer requirements.
The relationship with MacGyver Solutions will allow continued growth of Flyer’s business by adding additional distribution and contracting capabilities. MacGyver has an extensive history working with prime vendors and individual units to support US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Army Airborne Infantry, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy personnel along with other federal agencies.
While MacGyver is the first, Flyer Defense expects to select additional companies as authorized resellers of Flyer products as fielded vehicles and requirements continue to grow over the next few years.
The GMV 1.1 (M1288) contract was awarded by USSOCOM to General Dynamics for procurement of the Flyer 72 vehicle in 2013 to provide a lightweight tactical vehicle, replacing the aging HMMWVs. The new platform required greater mobility than the HMMWV, while simultaneously supporting C4ISR electronics and additional mounted weapon systems.
The A‐GMV (M1297) was added to the General Dynamics-USSOCOM contract in 2017 as a 9‐passenger variant of the Flyer 72, supporting Army Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs). A modified version of the A‐GMV platform was submitted for the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) competition in 2020.
About Flyer Defense
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 the U.S. Army, and USSOCOM Special Operations Forces, as well as 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.
To learn more about Flyer Defense, please visit www.flyerdefense.com.
About MacGyver Solutions
MacGyver Solutions is located in Pinehurst, North Carolina and is a Service‐Disabled, Veteran‐Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Certified HUBZone Small Business Concern (HUBZone) that was established by Mike Jackson to provide the warfighter and support elements with accessories, repair parts, deployment kits and training on specialty vehicle platforms from motorcycles and ATVs to pickup trucks and HMMWVs. MacGyver Solutions is a GSA Contract holder with Contract #47QSMA18D08QH. Mr. Jackson is a Special Forces and Army Airborne veteran having served in the 1st Special Forces Group, 82nd Airborne Division & 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
For more information, please visit www.macgyversolutions.com
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