Lake Orion-based Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems Thursday announced the first production delivery of the ADVS 6X6X6 Desert Chameleon armored personnel carriers to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior.
ADVS said it began discussion with the KMOI in 2007 to design a security vehicle able to meet their specific mobility, survivability, and performance requirements. ADVS designed, manufactured, tested, and completed the vehicles for delivery by fall 2010, a less-than three year full development to production timeline duration.
The ADVS 6x6x6 Desert Chameleon vehicle specs include a removable “V” hull design with adaptable armor modules to increase blast dispersion and survivability, a 600-hp Caterpillar engine, a fully independent active suspension system and a speed sensitive all-wheel steering system. These advanced wheeled vehicles offer the most innovative design and safety features, surpassing current U.S. Army military vehicles in terms of maneuverability, capability, performance, comfort and survivability.
Said James LeBlanc Sr., founder and CEO of ADVS: “The engineering, design and workmanship of these ten-person vehicles will provide the capability desired by the Kuwaiti government to effectively complete missions in challenging environments on desert sand and extreme temperature conditions and to safely maneuver in heavily populated areas.”
Under this program, SupplyCore, a Rockford, Ill.-baesd provider of supply chain management and distribution of tactical vehicle spare parts, assisted in the procurement and supply chain management of production and aftermarket parts for the ADVS 6X6X6 Desert Chameleon. In addition, True North Logistics, a Port Huron-based logistics firm, assisted with the distribution and management of vehicle parts during vehicle production.