Textron Marine & Land Systems Introduces COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire
Armored Vehicle at AUSA 2013
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 -- AUSA Annual Meeting
and Exposition - Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating
unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today
introduced the latest vehicle in its COMMANDOâ„¢ four-wheeled armored
vehicle line-up during the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA
2013) in Washington. The new COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire vehicle
is being shown at Booth 825 during AUSA 2013.
Like the COMMANDO Select Mortar Indirect Fire vehicle introduced
earlier this year, the 90mm Direct Fire vehicle meets growing
international demand for significantly greater under-armor firepower
integrated on a highly-mobile armored vehicle.
The new 90mm Direct Fire vehicle is equipped with a CMI Defence
Cockerill CSE 90LP weapon system, which offers day/night combat
capability for tactical options ranging from counter-insurgency to
conventional combat operations. The two-person, low-profile turret is
lightweight and simple to operate and maintain, and is outfitted with
a Cockerill Mk3 90mm low pressure gun. More than 2,300 guns in the
Mk3 family are in service on vehicles across the globe and have
proven themselves to be a reliable and accurate weapon.
"Our new vehicles are a direct response to multiple international
customers seeking additional firepower in highly-protected, mobile
and sustainable armored vehicles," explained Tom Walmsley, TM&LS
senior vice president and general manager. "The 90mm Direct Fire
vehicle uses our combat-proven COMMANDO Select platform and adds a
trusted CMI Defence turret to deliver an effective package for a wide
range of military and security applications."
During the past two years more than 550 COMMANDO Select vehicles, in
three variants, have been delivered for use by the Afghan National
Army's Mobile Strike Force units.
Overall, more than 8,000 TM&LS COMMANDO armored vehicles are in the
inventories of nations including Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq,
Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. An
additional 600 vehicles are in various phases of production and
delivery to militaries in Canada, Colombia and Afghanistan.
Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, TM&LS'
COMMANDO family of armored vehicles utilize a V-Hull with all systems
protected under armor to deliver superior mine-blast protection while
also providing unmatched on-road/off-road mobility. These vehicles
are easy to maintain and operate, with readily available parts,
training and service support. TM&LS offers four lines of COMMANDO
four-wheeled vehicles - COMMANDO Elite, COMMANDO Select, COMMANDO
Advanced and COMMANDO Utility.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking
statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals,
outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only
as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements
are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other
factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements,
including, but not limited to, our ability to keep pace with our
competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with
features and technologies desired by our customers; the efficacy of
research and development investments to develop new products or
unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of
significant new products or programs; changing priorities or
reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those
related to military operations in foreign countries; changes in
worldwide economic or political conditions that impact demand for our
products, interest rates or foreign exchange rates; our ability to
perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the
U.S. Government; changes in foreign military funding priorities or
budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government
regulations or policies on the export and import of military and
commercial products; and performance issues with key suppliers,
subcontractors or business partners.
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
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
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
The following files are available for download:
-- COMMANDO Select 90mmDirectFire-B-2445-151
-- COMMANDO Select 90mmDirectFire-B-2445-140
-- COMMANDO Select 90mmDirectFire-B-2445-166
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