Textron Marine & Land Systems Awarded Armored Security VehicleReset Contract
Program To Quickly and Efficiently Refurbish and Return Hundreds ofASVs to Field Operations
NEW ORLEANS, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a competitive contract by the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (
The Reset Program, administered by TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, is designed to reverse the effects of combat stress on ASVs while also giving the Army, if desired, the ability to apply vehicle survivability, safety and mobility enhancements. The program's objective is to return these ASVs to fully mission-capable, combat-ready assets, regardless of their current condition. Work will be performed at Textron Marine & Land Systems in New Orleans.
There are two one-year contract options--option year one includes work on an additional 225 vehicles, and option year two involves work on another 167 ASVs. If both options are exercised, reset activities could continue through August 2014.
In 2008, Textron Marine & Land Systems, in collaboration with Red River Army Depot, executed a six vehicle ASV reset pilot program for TACOM. In 2010, Textron successfully refurbished an additional 12 ASVs.
"We value the trust our Army customer has in our team to apply its knowledge and experience in getting these ASVs back into the hands of our Soldiers as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Textron Marine & Land Systems Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley.
"As the result of our initial ASV reset work, we've developed a comprehensive set of procedures, tooling and test equipment for M1117 vehicles. These resources, together with personnel uniquely qualified to apply lessons learned from ASV production and reset efforts, decreases execution
Textron Marine & Land Systems has delivered 3,327 M1117 ASVs to the U.S. Army, as well as related vehicles to military and police forces in Iraq, Colombia and Bulgaria. These vehicles have consistently achieved exceptional operational readiness and combat availability rates greater than 90 percent over the life of the U.S. Army program. Through September of this year, Textron Marine & Land Systems also has achieved 73 consecutive months of on-time ASV deliveries to the U.S. Army.
Current U.S. Army ASV missions include Military Police operations in support of convoy protection, checkpoint security, perimeter security and reconnaissance, as well as Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) with the M1200 Armored Knight configuration.
About Textron Marine & Land Systems
Textron Marine & Land Systems designs, produces and supports advanced wheeled combat vehicles and cutting-edge maritime craft used by U.S. and international armed forces, as well as civilian entities around the globe. Its family of Armored Security Vehicles offers enhanced survivability and highly mobile combat security vehicles with unmatched capabilities. Textron Marine & Land Systems' innovative turret technology and related subsystems also deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Its strategic business, MillenWorks, operates an Engineering Center of Excellence with a reputation as a highly sought-after
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at http://www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.
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