GM Defense announced a newly-formed entity, GM Defense International. The new entity will extend GM Defense’s reach into global markets in support of U.S. allies and partners’ transition to a more electric, autonomous, and connected future.
GM Defense said it will continue to operate as a subsidiary of its parent company, General Motors, reporting into GM President Mark Reuss.
Powered by GM, GM Defense leverages commercial technologies to develop customized solutions to enhance warfighter capability. With reach into GM’s world-class manufacturing and global supply chain, GM Defense can scale to nearly any level of production while providing its customers access to maintenance and support on a global scale. GM Defense will also leverage GM’s $35 billion investment in transformational technologies to support its global defense and government customers’ use of electrification, autonomy, and connected vehicles across the battlespace.
“Forming GM Defense International will drive our continued expansion as we leverage GM’s rich legacy of innovation in support of global defense and government customers,” said Steve duMont, president of GM Defense. “As a non-traditional entrant to the defense market, we continue to receive positive feedback on our ability to bring commercial technologies forward at the speed that our customers require in these complex times. As we continue to explore opportunities across North America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indo Pacific region and beyond, we look forward to leveraging commercial technology to modernize the mobility capabilities of allied armed forces around the world.”
The creation of GM Defense International enables GM to expand its global presence across international defense and government markets. GM Defense International will focus on the requirements of its global customers operating in evolving environments.