U.S. Department of State Awards GM Defense USD 36.4 Million Contract to Build Heavy-Duty Suburbans
Sep 17, 2021 By MarketDepth
GM Defense LLC has been awarded a USD 36.4 Million development contract to build Heavy-Duty suburbans for U.S. government agencies. The award has been distributed by the U.S. Department of State. As a part of the development contract, GM Defense will create a Heavy Duty Suburba, building 10 vehicles over the next two years. GM Defense will utilize advanced manufacturing tools and techniques that include fixtureless assembly and flexible fabrication to support quality and efficiency. “We’re excited to be developing a fully-integrated, purpose-built HD Suburban in partnership with the U.S. Department of State,” said Steve duMont, president of GM Defense. “The Chevrolet Suburban has been an iconic name in commercial transportation since 1935. Our development contract win speaks to our long-standing legacy of exceeding transportation capabilities and our new, HD Suburban will deliver government-specific advanced mobility solutions to meet the needs of DSS.”
Two Phase Delivery
GM Defense plans to deliver the vehicles in two phases. The initial delivery will be next spring as a new contract is planned to succeed the current one to build a fleet of 200 HD Suburbans per year for nine years. GM continues to leverage its expertise and proven capabilities to introduce new innovative solutions to the government and defense sector.