Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army 22807151

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Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army
Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a $56,176,864 foreign military sales contract for 55 Mobile Strike Force vehicles with related fielding hardware and field service representative services for system deprocessing. The 55 MSF vehicles are to be delivered to Afghanistan's National Army. Work will be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2016.
     
Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army 640 001Textron Systems' Mobile Strike Force Vehicles in Afghanistan
     
The Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV) is a modified variant of the M1117 Armoured Security Vehicle (ASV). More than 600 MSFVs have been ordered up to now for the ANA.

The MSFV is produced in three variants: the APV fitted with the standard .50 caliber machine-gun turret, the APC with objective gunner protective kit (OGPK) and a raised hull ambulance variant. The personnel carrier versions can carry up to 7 soldiers, including crew. The OGPK variant can accomodate up to 10 personnel.

The MSFV is equipped with an enhanced survivability package which provide higher protectivity to the crew. The vehicle features a better ballistic protection level than a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle. Textron's MSFV is powered by a Cummins diesel engine.

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are also expected to receive 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) under a contract by the US Army worth $369 million.

The contract has been awarded to the Navistar International Corporation, which said production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.

 

 

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