The vehicle, the Commando Select 90mm Direct Fire, is the latest addition to the company's Commando vehicle line and "meets growing international demand for significantly greater under-armor firepower integrated on a highly-mobile armored vehicle," said Tom Walmsley, Textron senior vice president and general manager.
"Our new vehicles are a direct response to multiple international customers seeking additional firepower in highly protected, mobile and sustainable armored vehicles," Walmsley said. "The 90mm Direct Fire vehicle uses our combat-proven Commando Select platform and adds a trusted CMI Defense turret to deliver an effective package for a wide range of military and security applications."
The vehicle features a V-shaped hull for protection from mines and improvised explosive devices, and can carry as many as seven soldiers plus crew. Its Cockerill MK 90mm gun is operated from a two-man turret atop the vehicle.
Textron is showcasing the system at the annual meeting and exhibition of the Association of the United States Army in Washington.
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