Textron Marine & Land Systems Introduces Two New Vehicles to Its Commando(TM)
Family of Vehicles
ABU DHABI, Feb. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDEX 2013 – Textron Marine & Land
Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT)
company, today introduced the addition of two vehicles to its COMMANDO(TM)
family of vehicles at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference
(IDEX 2013). The new COMMANDO Select Mortar Vehicle and COMMANDO Utility
Baserunner are being shown in Booth 03-B30 during IDEX 2013.
Designed to meet growing requirements of international combat units for a more
operationally flexible and adaptable under-armor indirect fire capability, the
new COMMANDO Select Mortar Vehicle is capable of firing up to 120mm mortars
from a common mount, and stowing up to 82 rounds of high explosive,
illumination and smoke rounds. The vehicle is expandable to other fire control
systems. The Mortar Vehicle mount also can fire at an azimuth of up to a
360-degrees and a firing elevation of 45 to 85 degrees.
Three other COMMANDO Select variants are currently being produced and fielded
for the Afghanistan National Army. Like all vehicles in this line, the Mortar
Vehicle exceeds MRAP levels of crew protection and takes advantage of the
proven mobility and survivability of TM&LS' COMMANDO family of armored
vehicles. COMMANDO Select vehicles are easy to operate and maintain, with
readily available parts, training and service support.
TM&LS' new Baserunner 4x4 selectable gas/electric hybrid COMMANDO(TM) Utility
vehicle is built to facilitate missions in forward and rear echelon
operational environments. These vehicles perform demanding tasks with ease,
allowing users to efficiently and safely complete tasks. In gas mode the
Baserunner powers through rough terrain and adverse conditions while electric
mode provides quiet vehicle operation.
The COMMANDO Utility vehicle line also includes the Survivable Combat Tactical
VehicleTM (SCTV) System, an MRAP-style fully armored monocoque v-hull crew
capsule designed to replace the crew compartment of the HMMWV in a one-for-one
exchange. The SCTV is offered by Granite Tactical Vehicles Inc. and Textron
Marine & Land Systems.
"These vehicles offer current and potential customers the new capabilities
they seek," said Tom Walmsley, TM&LS senior vice president and general
manager. "A number of international militaries have expressed a need for a
Mortar vehicle that combines indirect fire capabilities with outstanding
mobility and protection, while others have expressed a desire for a robust and
flexible utility vehicle to support military base operations. We're pleased to
bring both to market while expanding the range of our COMMANDO vehicle lines."
Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, the COMMANDO family
of vehicles offers a range of protection up to and exceeding MRAP level,
unmatched on-road/off-road mobility and ample firepower. TM&LS offers four
lines of COMMANDO four-wheeled vehicles – COMMANDO Utility, COMMANDO Advanced,
COMMANDO Select and COMMANDO Elite.
As an end-to-end armored vehicle provider, TM&LS also offers its customers
COMMANDO fielding, training, maintenance and logistics support throughout each
vehicle's life cycle.
Public Relations Team
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 COMMANDO
family of armored vehicles offers a full range of vehicle options delivering
enhanced survivability, mobility, lethality and sustainability. 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 solution center, which designs and develops advanced
mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications.Textron Marine
& Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is
available at www.textronmarineandland.com.
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 Providence, R.I., 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 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 www.textron.com.
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[Image] COMMANDO Select Mortar Vehicle
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[Image] COMMANDO Utility - Baserunner
[Image] COMMANDO Utility Baserunner
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