Armored Vechiles of the Afghanistan National Army.

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M1117 Armored Security Vechile of the Afghanistan National Army.
 

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Commandos of Afghan army use MSFV armoured to fight ISIS terrorists

National Mission Brigade Commandos of the Afghan National Army uses Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs) to fight ISIS-K terrorists responsible for the pre-dawn attack near the Afghan National Army’s Marshall Fahim Military Academy in western Kabul, Afghanistan. Jan. 29, 2018.


Mobile Strike Force Vehicles, such as the one pictured above, provided Commandos mobility, protection, and firepower to eliminate five ISIS-K terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez)

The Commandos deployed within minutes of alert to repel the terrorists. Arriving via two Mobile Strike Force Vehicles, the special operators immediately established blocking and assault positions. The ISIS-K fighters attempted to maneuver on the Commandos, hoping to attack the special operators with their suicide vests.

The Commandos engaged the terrorists with small arms fire and grenade launchers from the MSFVs. Accurate fire from the Commandos detonated two ISIS-K fighters’ suicide vests, killing four terrorists and wounding the remaining ISIS-K member.

The MSFVs provide the Commandos a significant advantage against their adversaries. Seven new Cobra Strike Kandaks, Commando battalions equipped with the MSFVs, are scheduled for fielding by 2020. The first CSK will be operational in early May 2018.

The Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV) is a 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle developed by the American Company Textron Marine & Land Systems for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA).

Since 2011, Textron Marine & Land Systems has received orders for a total of 634 vehicles with a total of 575 vehicles delivered to the Afghan National Army in three variants.

The MSFV’s design is based on the combat-proven M1117 armoured security vehicle (ASV) offering high level of ballistic and blast protection . The vehicle is fitted with a one-man open top turret which can be armed with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher or one 12.7mm caliber machine gun.
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Quick Reaction Force vehicles[edit]

The Mobile Strike Force Vehicle, M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, or ASV.
The Quick Reaction Forces kandaks are being organized as motorized infantry equipped with 352 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV). Shipments of the Vehicles began in November 2011[150] and the ANA is to take possession of the first 58 in March 2012.[151]

There is some confusion over the exact amount and type of vehicles in the QRF with various sources giving different figures. While some sources reporting on the formation of the QRF state that 440 – 490 M1117s have been ordered it is unclear whether all of these will be assigned to the QRF.[152][153] The first 18 M1117s were sent to Afghanistan in November 2011.[150] in March 2012 the ANA will take delivery of the first 58 of 352 MSFVs which will include some or all of the M1117s.[151]

Other sources report that 352 MSFV (which include M1117s) will be supplied to the ANA.[151][154]


MaxxPro Dash.
It is likely that 281 of the 352 MSFV will be M1117 Armored Security Vehicle while the other 71 will be other vehicle types including the Navistar 7000 series Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) the 4x4 chassis of which is used for the MRAP. The US has ordered 9900 of the International MaxxPro MRAPconfiguration alone for the Afghan National Army and the Iraqi Army.[155] Additional support vehicles will also be required to maintain a force such as this in the field.

In order to use the MSFV the members of the quick reaction forces must be trained in their upkeep and maintenance. This began by training Afghan instructors who will help to pass on the knowledge to the Quick Reaction Forces members with increasing levels of responsibility. Currently most of the training is being undertaken by American and French instructors.[151]

The US Army report that the Quick Reaction Forces will be equipped with 352 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles or MSFVs. The MSFV is an updated version of a vehicle supplied by Textron Marine & Land Systems who also produce the M1117. The MSFV utilizing off the shelf parts where possible significantly reducing costs. The standard MSFV APC can be supplied in three options, Gunner Protection Kit, with Turret and as an Armored Ambulance. By November 14, 2011, 18 had been delivered.[156] It is currently not clear whether the 281 MSFVs are in addition to the 490 M117'S or part of the order.

In March 2012 Textron Marine & Land Systems who have produced all of the existing MSFVs were awarded a contract for an additional 64 MSFV to be sent to Afghanistan. These will again be based on the M117. Three variants of MSFV with Turret; MSFV with Objective Gunner Protection Kit; and MSFV Ambulance.[157][158]

In April 2012 it was announced that a second option to supply a further 65 MSFV in all three variants has been awarded to Textron Marine & Land Systems. This brings the total number of MSFVs to 369.[159]

By 7 March 2013 the Textron had received orders for 634 MSFVs. They report that 300 of these have already been fielded.[160]
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India to give Afghanistan improved weapon systems for counter-insurgency ops

In a major push to spread its influence in the neighborhood, India has decided to supply weapons and equipment to friendly foreign countries, including Afghanistan.

And, for the first time, India is likely to provide Afghanistan with troop carriers, spares for tanks, and rocket systems that are used in counter-insurgency operations.The Defence Ministry has asked the three services to draw-up a list of weapon systems that they can spare.

Sources said New Delhi wants to give Afghanistan the Indian Army’s excess stocks.

The Afghan National Army is comfortable handling Russian-origin platforms, which comprise at least 60 per cent of India’s arsenal.

Apart from this, India is also looking to procure weapon systems from the erstwhile Soviet Block.

“We will be providing them improved and strengthened weapons systems and platforms needed for effective counter-insurgency operations,” top sources said.

Sources indicated that India is likely to provide four more helicopters, besides repairing and refurbishing helicopters it had gifted Afghanistan earlier.
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Total order for M1117 ASV for Afghan army is 654 and Afghan army has 600 T-55 tanks and 60 BMP 2 IFV.
 

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