US Air Force awards contract to BC Customs for SRTV-SXV Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle
The U.S. Department of Defense on May 19 announced on its website that BC Customs LLC, Clearfield, Utah, has been awarded a ceiling $70,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for the Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle (SKTV) – Side by Vehicle (SXV).
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U.S. Air Force Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle (SKTV) – Side by Vehicle (SXV) (Picture source: USAF/SrA Jonathan Valdes Montijo)
This contract provides SKTV-SXV, training and accessories for special warfare. Work will be performed at Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be completed on May 31, 2026. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Bob Morison describes the vehicle as follows on joint-forces.com. The Storm SRTV (Search & Rescue Tactical Vehicle ) was originally designed around 2004 by Utah-based BC Customs, from a commercial space-frame off-road race buggy design. In response to specific US Special Operation Forces requirements, size and configuration were expanded and the first example SRTV version was ordered in late 2007 by the US Air Force for evaluation in the Pararescue role. This SpecOps version of the Storm SRTV had primary seating for three plus a rudimentary central travel seat in the rear for the top gunner, as well as two jump seats on the cargo bed above the engine compartment towards the rear.