GAARVGuardian Angel Air-Deployable Recovery Vehicle (US Air Force)
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The new Gaarv should be transportable internally on M/HC-130P/N, HC-130J, C130 and C-17 fixed-wing aircraft, in CH-47 CH-53 helicopters and in the CV/MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor.
On 21 January 2013 the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) awarded HDT Global the Gaarv contract by selecting the Storm company.
One of the future loads envisioned by the US Air Force for the CH-47 and CV-22 (and the C-130 and C-17) is the Guardian Angel Air-deployable Rescue Vehicle (GAARV).With a crew of four, it would search for and rescue isolated personnel and transport them through flooded streets and over rocky terrain, sand and snow, to defendable location for air recovery.