|Founded||Ocala, Florida, United States (1999 )|
|Headquarters||Star, North Carolina, United States|
|Number of locations||4|
Growler Manufacturing and Engineering started as Utility Vehicles Inc. in 1999 who designed of new frames and bodies and remanufactured drive trains from military vehicles, primarily M151 jeeps, purchased through surplus sales. Through several acquisitions and renamings they ended up based in Star NC where they Growler produces light tactical vehicle and equipment trailers for the United States Marine Corps.
Light Strike VehicleEdit
Growler's most expensive model at over $100,000 each, is the Growler Light Strike vehicle. It was specially designed to be transported in the small cargo hold of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft along with the Expeditionary Fire Support System towed mortar.
The V-22 cargo compartment is five feet wide, five feet tall and less than 17 feet in length. In 2005, the Marines planned to buy 400 of the vehicles in a contract that combined with the mortar system was expected to total $296 million.
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