NEW ORLEANS, 18 October 2006. Textron Marine & Land, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has been awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) to manufacture 64 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) for a new configuration called the M707 Armored Knight.
Approximately $35 million or 75 percent of the contract value has been awarded, pending final contract negotiations.
The Armored Knight is the ASV equipped with a sensor package used to locate and designate targets for indirect fire and laser guided weapons. The newly configured ASV will be used by Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) to carry out these missions.
The total requirement for the program has been listed at 345 vehicles.