GM Defense LLC, its subsidiary General Motors, entered into a strategic partnership with Jankel, a UK-based defense systems company, on December 12, to jointly pursue business opportunities in the defense and government sectors. This Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) signing outlined the companies’ goals to collaborate on the international Heavy-Duty Sport Utility Vehicle (HD SUV) variant and the Integrated Armored Vehicle (IAV) programs.
GM Defense specializes in creating vehicles like the HD SUV, tailored for defense and government customers, with independent armor certification and a range of configuration options.
Jankel, as a supplier of armored vehicles to the defense and security market, has a track record of delivering over 2,000 specialized protected platforms to more than 15 international customers.
The cooperation between GM Defense and Jankel will also explore broader opportunities involving other GM Defense products and services. Steve duMont, president of GM Defense, said the partnership will support the UK MoD’s land industrial strategy and strengthen allied nations’ mobility platforms.
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duMont expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting Jankel’s proven track record and strong position in the global defense market. Andrew Jankel, President of Jankel, also highlighted the importance of this MoU in expanding Jankel’s global footprint in the field of defense and security vehicles. The partnership is expected to expand beyond the UK and Europe, leveraging Jankel’s established support capabilities across multiple locations.
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