Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) 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.
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.
"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.
Textrons new Scorpion aircraft will have its maiden flight early next week, the company official was quoted as saying by Defense News. The flight, expected to be roughly 90 minutes, will be used to gather baseline information about the newly designed plane
Textron Marine & Land Systems announced today a $31.6 million contract award from the U
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