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Phase II Armored Knight Refurbishment Program Complete

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Textron Marine And Land Systems
: 25 March, 2010  (Application Story)
Textron Marine and Land Systems has completed phase 2 of the refurbishment and refitting program for damaged and worn Armoured Support Vehicles for the US Army
Textron Marine & Land Systems has announced the successful completion of its Phase II Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) reset program with the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

The Phase II contract to reset 12 M1117 ASVs was completed in 120 days at the company’s Slidell manufacturing facility and at a reduced cost per vehicle compared to the Phase I resets.

The reset process restores battle-damaged and worn vehicles to combat-ready condition. In addition to the reset of the vehicles, an objective achieved in Phase II of the program was to establish manufacturing processes to enable the implementation of a future full-rate reset program.

“We made significant cost improvements with this Phase II reset contract, in spite of the fact that 10 of the 12 vehicles inducted into the program had suffered structural damage,” said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. “We took full advantage of our experienced Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) team, supply chain excellence, process improvement initiatives, facilities and tooling to streamline the ASV reset process and get these vehicles back into the hands of the soldiers as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Textron Marine & Land Systems is currently working with M1200 Armored Knight prime contractor DRS Sustainment Systems for the ongoing Armored Knight reset program. The Armoured Knight is a derivative of the ASV outfitted with a laser targeting system for the US Army Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT).

“We look forward to the opportunity to continue this reset program with additional ASV and Armored Knight vehicles in the near future,” said Walmsley. “The ASV has proven itself in numerous combat missions as a versatile platform providing exceptional protection, mobility and reliability.”

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 Explosives 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 equipped the M1117 ASV with a specially designed dual-weapon station that, unlike many other vehicles, enables the crew to load, reload and clear gun jams under full Armour protection.

ASV variants can perform a wide variety of missions including scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and recovery. Current missions of the ASV include operations with the Military Police, convoy protection and combat laser designation with the Armored Knight. The ASV’s record of performance, reliability and survivability in the field is impeccable in US Army operations around the globe.
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