The commercial trucks are cheaper, but Humvees last three times as long and do not fall apart like our CUCV program did," she told National Defense during the conference.
He said in an interview that it is understandable for the Army to resist commercial trucks after the CUCV experience.
GM's director of military sales, George Baker, told National Defense that the company is changing the name CUCV to "tactical support vehicle.
But, he added, "to take a line from the Oldsmobile commercial, the Combatt truck is not your father's CUCV.
These engines power smaller tactical wheeled vehicles, such as CUCVs
and high-mobility, multipurpose, wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs).