GM Teams With Army To Open Ariz. Vehicle Test Site In a joint project with the Department of Defense, GM just opened a new hot-weather auto testing facility in Yuma, Ariz. The Army will also test vehicles on the track there. While GM was teetering into bankruptcy, there was a lot of concern in the area that it would scrap the track. Now it looks like a boon for GM, Defense AND this tiny desert town.
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GM Teams With Army To Open Ariz. Vehicle Test Site

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GM Teams With Army To Open Ariz. Vehicle Test Site

GM Teams With Army To Open Ariz. Vehicle Test Site

GM Teams With Army To Open Ariz. Vehicle Test Site

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In a joint project with the Department of Defense, GM just opened a new hot-weather auto testing facility in Yuma, Ariz. The Army will also test vehicles on the track there. While GM was teetering into bankruptcy, there was a lot of concern in the area that it would scrap the track. Now it looks like a boon for GM, Defense AND this tiny desert town.

Steve Proffitt reports for member station KAWC in Yuma, Ariz.

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