Textron to Supply Additional ASVs to US Army

30 June 2011 (Last Updated June 30th, 2011 18:30)

Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract to supply the US Army with 65 additional M1117 armoured security vehicles (ASVs). The $49.6m award is a contract option exercised by the US Army Contracting Command under a previous contract. The ASV is a 4×4 wheel

Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract to supply the US Army with 65 additional M1117 armoured security vehicles (ASVs).

The $49.6m award is a contract option exercised by the US Army Contracting Command under a previous contract.

The ASV is a 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle that provides protection against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines.

The vehicles perform a variety of missions including scout, reconnaissance, command and control and maintenance as well as field artillery combat observation and lasing teams (COLT) with the M1200 Armoured Knight configuration.

Vehicles will be manufactured at the company's facilities in New Orleans, US.

The company has produced 3,161 ASVs for the US Army to date.