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Armoured Personnel Carrier Order


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Textron Marine And Land Systems
: 03 June, 2010  (Application Story)
Textron to deliver 72 armoured personnel carriers and 8 armoured security vehicles for use by US Army overseas
Textron Marine & Land Systems has been engaged to build 80 armoured military vehicles for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior for use by the Iraqi Federal Police, to be contracted through the US Army Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. The total value of the procurement is approximately $94 million.

Of the 80 vehicles, 72 will be configured as Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), while the remaining eight will be in the standard US Army M1117 Armoured Security Vehicle (ASV) configuration employed as Command and Control vehicles. All of the vehicles to be delivered under this contract will be equipped with the Textron Marine & Land Systems 40/50 turret armed with an MK-19 40mm grenade launcher and .50 calibre machine gun. A total of 184 vehicles (122 ASV and 62 APC) built by Textron Marine & Land Systems have already been delivered to Iraq under previous procurements.

“These vehicles will be a great addition to the significant number of Textron Marine & Land Systems armoured vehicles already in use by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior. The ASV has demonstrated its outstanding combat effectiveness in meeting expanding roles and missions in Iraq, while proving to be safe and reliable,” said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. “The workforce at Textron Marine & Land Systems takes a great deal of pride in producing vehicles that defend and protect our US troops as well as our allies. That same commitment is extended to providing highly mobile and well protected vehicles to the Iraqi forces.”

The ASV is a 4X4 wheeled armoured vehicle that offers significant crew protection through the employment of multiple layers of armour, defending against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines. The ASV possesses superior mobility, agility, handling and ride quality through the utilization of a four-wheel independent suspension system. Textron Marine & Land Systems has designed and produced more than 2,600 ASV and APC vehicles for the US Army, Iraq, Colombia and Bulgaria.
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