Textron Marine & Land Systems Awarded Contract to Provide Innovative Approaches for Protecting HMMWV Vehicles

Textron Marine & Land Systems Awarded Contract to Provide Innovative Approaches 
for Protecting HMMWV Vehicles 
NEW ORLEANS, LA  -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 --   Textron Marine &
Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron
Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a
$3.29 million firm-fixed price contract from the U.S. Army
Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for work on the Modernized
Expanded Capacity Vehicle Survivability (MECV-S) system. TM&LS is
teaming with Granite Tactical Vehicles to deliver innovative crew
protection and vehicle survivability enhancements for the Army's
HMMWV vehicles. The program's follow-on potential is for work on up
to 5,750 vehicles. 
The Army is seeking technical solutions to address current and future
threats to its HMMWV tactical vehicle fleet through the use of
scalable armor technologies. The TM&LS/Granite team will install its
MECV-S protection system, a production-ready Technology Readiness
Level 8 system, on two government-furnished HMMWVs and deliver them
this summer to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. for Improvised Explosive
Device testing. Computer Aided Design models also will be submitted
for analysis.  
"Our TM&LS/Granite MECV-S solution would replace the current HMMWV
crew compartment in a one-for-one exchange. It offers vehicle
occupants an armored monocoque V-hull protective capsule and restores
the vehicle's tactical mobility with proven components," explains
TM&LS Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley.  
The lightweight, highly-survivable TM&LS/Granite vehicle protection
system possesses a lower center of gravity than an up-armored HMMWV
and is resistant to small arms fire, blasts and the secondary effects
of blasts such as fire, crushing, rollover and collision. It is
compatible with all versions of HMMWVs currently in service and
provides MRAP-style protection by incorporating angles and a V-shaped
blast deflection under-body plate.  
A system that is easily supported and maintained, the Textron/Granite
solution also retains all of the original HMMWV cab's characteristics
by utilizing existing controls, linkages and drive system.  
About Granite Tactical Vehicles 
Granite Tactical Vehicles, located in Mt. Airy, NC, is a designer and
manufacturer of tacti
cal vehicles for military applications, law
enforcement agencies and private contractors. Granite has
manufacturing capabilities comprised of an 180,000 square-foot
industrial facility on a 20-acre site, and a nearby two-mile rough
terrain test and proving ground, which includes a measured RMS course
to study and verify vehicle performance. More information is
available at www.granitetacticalvehicles.com. 
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, 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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--  Textron/Granite capsule-equipped vehicle (left) next to a government
    furnished HMMWV
--  Textron/Granite capsule-equipped vehicle (left) next to a government
    furnished HMMWV

  
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