Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Textron Details Order for 135 MSFVs for Afghanistan

Textron Marine & Land Systems to Build 135 Additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles for the Afghan National Army

Textron Marine & Land Systems Announced today That It has-been Awarded a $ 113.4 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich.., To Produce year additional 135 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The vehicles are Being contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. Work will be Performed at Textron Marine & Land Systems' facilities in the New Orleans area, with deliveries scheduled through February vehicle 2014. Three armored vehicle variants are produced Being: MSFV with enclosed turret; MSFV with Objective Gunner's Protection Kit; MSFV year and ambulance. TM & LS was Awarded a Contract for Vehicle Mobile Strike Force full-rate production in May 2011. Since then, the company has-been fulfilling orders for a contract total of 499 vehicles. More than 300 vehicles of These Have Been Delivered, and are in operations with ANA Either kandaks (battalions) or as Being fielded share of a comprehensive in-country logistics carrier vehicle and operator training program. "Several kandaks are fully trained to stand and Beginning up Afghanistan's quick reaction capability strength, "Explained Tom Walmsley, TM & LS senior vice president and general manager. "These vehicles Deliver a combination of lethality, survivability, mobility and sustainability crucial to the Army's Ability to Effectively sponds to security terrorism threats and Maintain the peace." General Sher Mohammad Karimi, chief of general staff of the ANA, speaking February 6 at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in Farnborough, UK
, Said armored high-end capabilities are "critical to the survival of the state to economic development of capabilities to fight insurgents." commented General Karimi aussi que la MSFV has-been "significantly upgraded from the original design to make it more survivable in the FDI environment. " Part of the TM & LS Commando Select line of armored vehicles, the MSFV is derived from the combat-proven M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV). All MSFVs are configured with Enhanced Survivability (ES) capability, Which Increases blast protection to mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) levels. The ES-equipped vehicles continues to Possess the ASV's original, all-important V-shaped hull design, in addition to innovative protection design features That enable Them to meet MRAP blast protection standards.Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, the Commando ™ family of vehicles offers a ranks of protection levels, unmatched superior firepower and mobility On-road/Off-road. TM & LS Produces four lines of Commando four-wheeled vehicles - Commando Utility, Commando Advanced, Commando Select and Commando Elite. As year end-to-end armored vehicle provider, TM & LS aussi offers icts customers fielding, training, maintenance and logistics supporting THROUGHOUT each Stock Commando vehicle's life cycle.

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