US Army Gets 2,000th ASV Unit

3 June 2009 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2009 18:30)

US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has received the 2,000th armoured security vehicle (ASV) built by Textron Marine and Land Systems. The 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle employs multiple layers of armour and protects against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragme

US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has received the 2,000th armoured security vehicle (ASV) built by Textron Marine and Land Systems.

The 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle employs multiple layers of armour and protects against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines.

The vehicle features superior mobility, agility, handling and ride quality with the usage of a four-wheel independent suspension system.

US Army project manager tactical vehicles Col. Scott Kidd said that the first convoy protection platform ASV had continued to remain safe, suitable and effective in the war.

The vehicle can perform a variety of missions such as scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and recovery.