30 septembre 2015
30 September 2015 army-technology.com
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems has received a contract to supply additional Commando Select four-wheeled armoured vehicles to the Afghan National Army (ANA).
Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the $56.2m firm-fixed-price contract covers the delivery of 55 more Commando Select vehicles to ANA through the US Army foreign military sales process. The vehicles will be configured in three variants, with 36 equipped with objective gunner protection kits, 15 with enclosed 40mm / .50 calibre turrets, and four ambulance vehicles. Known as mobile strike force vehicles (MSFV) by the Afghan Army, the vehicles are scheduled to be deployed in support of security operations across the country. The ANA has been operating more than 630 MSFVs since 2012.
19 novembre 2011
PORT CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 18 (UPI)
The first 18 of 281 production models of U.S.-made Mobile Strike Force Vehicles have been shipped to the Afghan National Army.
The vehicles will be used by the ANA for a Quick Reaction Force capability, the U.S. Army said.
The MSFVs, which feature additional armor protection and commercial off-the-shelf parts, are upgraded versions of a Textron Marine and Land Systems' original vehicle platform design.
"MSFV is the definition of a rapid fielding initiative," said Col. William Boruff, project manager for Joint Combat Support Systems. "We have gone from receiving a theater-defined requirement to awarding a contract and completing the Army acquisition process, resulting in delivery of the first low-rate initial production vehicles off the production line in just 14 months."
The MSFV family comes in three variants: an armored personnel carrier with a gunner's protective kit, an APC with Turret, and an armored ambulance.
The Army said its product manager for armored security vehicle office is working with the Combined Security Training Command-Afghanistan to provide seven ANA battalion-sized units by the end of 2013.
The MSFV program is managed by the Army's PdM ASV, which falls under the leadership of PM JCSS within the Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support.