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Textron To Deliver Additional Armoured Security Vehicles

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Textron Marine And Land Systems
: 04 August, 2010  (Application Story)
US Army Tank Division orders additional Armoured Knight 4x4 armoured security vehicles for use overseas
Textron Marine & Land Systems has announced a firm-fixed-price contract award from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for additional M1117 Armoured Security Vehicles (ASV) and M1200 Armoured Knights.

The award, valued at $49,808,772, exercises options for 52 M1117 ASVs, 21 M1200 Armoured Knights, and 12 special tool sets with Textron Marine & Land Systems. Work is to be performed in the New Orleans area, with an estimated completion date of February, 2012.

“The ASV provides the highest level of mobility and survivability to successfully carry out a wide range of combat mission roles for the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. “Our team is continually working to build the best military vehicle possible to protect the soldiers serving our country.”

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.

The ASV has maintained exceptional operational readiness and combat availability rates over the life of the US Army program as vehicles log more than 30,000 miles per year in combat operations. Textron Marine & Land Systems has achieved more than 58 consecutive months of on-time delivery to the US Army on the ASV program, and has delivered more than 2,700 ASVs to the US Army to-date.

The ASV family of vehicles performs a wide variety of missions including scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and maintenance. US Army ASV missions include operations with the Military Police, convoy protection, perimeter security, as well as Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) with the M1200 ASV configuration.
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