Posted by Courtney E. Howard
NEW ORLEANS, 13 Oct. 2011. Textron Marine & Land Systems--an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company--won a $19.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to reset 392 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV). The contract, which includes two option years and emergent work, falls under the Reset Program administered by TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The goal is to return ASVs to mission-capable, combat-ready assets, to reverse the effects of combat stress on ASVs, and to provide vehicle survivability, safety, and mobility enhancements, if desired.
Work on the contract will be performed at Textron Marine & Land Systems in New Orleans.
Two one-year contract options exist: option year one includes work on 225 additional vehicles, and option year two involves work on another 167 ASVs. If both options are exercised, reset activities could continue through August 2014.
“As the result of our initial ASV reset work, we’ve developed a comprehensive set of procedures, tooling and test equipment for M1117 vehicles. These resources, together with personnel uniquely qualified to apply lessons learned from ASV production and reset efforts, decreases execution risk, and reduces overall program costs for the Army,” says Tom Walmsley, Textron Marine & Land Systems senior vice president and general manager.