U.S. Army Orders 88 Additional M1117 and M1200 Armored Vehicles

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    Textron Marine & Land Systems Awarded Contract Option for 88 M1117 and M1200 Armored Vehicles
    UNITED STATES - 14 APRIL 2011

    New Orleans, LA - - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a firm-fixed-price contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for 88 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) and M1200 Armored Knight vehicles.

    The award, valued at $64,332,732, exercises options for 37 M1117 ASVs, 51 M1200 Armored Knights and associated support equipment. The work will be performed through the end of 2012 at Textron Marine & Land Systems' facilities in the New Orleans area.

    "The ASV is a versatile platform that continues to deliver exceptional mobility, reliability and survivability enabling the U.S. Army to carry out a wide range of combat mission roles," said Textron Marine & Land Systems Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley. "For more than 12 years our team has worked hard to consistently deliver ASV products, in a variety of configurations, which provide our soldiers exceptional levels of security and protection."

    The ASV is a 4X4 wheeled armored vehicle that offers significant crew protection through the employment of multiple layers of armor, defending against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines. It also uses a four-wheel independent suspension system to deliver superior mobility, agility, handling, and ride quality. The ASV has maintained exceptional operational readiness and combat availability rates over the life of the U.S. Army program.

    Textron Marine & Land Systems also has achieved 66 consecutive months of on-time delivery to the U.S. Army on the ASV program, and has delivered a total of 2,777 ASVs and 314 Armored Knight vehicles to the U.S. 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. U.S. 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 Armored Knight configuration.


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    Textron Marine & Land Systems to Supply U.S. Army with 65 Additional Armored Security Vehicles
    UNITED STATES - 28 JUNE 2011

    NEW ORLEANS, Jun 28, 2011 -- Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., has exercised a contract option, valued at $49,613,572, for the company to supply the Army with 65 additional M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASVs).

    Vehicle manufacturing will take place at Textron Marine & Land Systems facilities in the New Orleans area. The company has produced 3,161 ASVs for the U.S. Army, and has achieved 68 consecutive months of on-time delivery to the Army on the ASV program.

    The ASV is a 4X4 wheeled armored vehicle that offers significant crew protection through its V-shaped hull design, and employment of multiple layers of armor, defending against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines. It also uses a four-wheel independent suspension system to deliver superior mobility, agility, handling and ride quality.

    "For more than a decade our Louisiana-based employees have worked hard to design and manufacture ASV products that deliver outstanding performance across a wide range of challenging environments, while providing our soldiers exceptional levels of security, mobility and protection," said Textron Marine & Land Systems Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley.

    The ASV family of vehicles performs a variety of missions including scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and maintenance. U.S. 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 Armored Knight configuration.



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