Textron debuts new combat vehicles

Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. manufacturer Textron Marine and Land Systems has introduced two new vehicles to its Commando family of products.

The Commando Select Mortar Vehicle can fire mortars up to 120mm in size from a common mount that can fire at an azimuth of as much as 360 degrees and a firing elevation of 45-85 degrees.

The Commando Utility Baserunner comes in a number of variants, including the Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle, which is an MRAP-style fully armored vehicle with a monocoque V-hull crew capsule.

"These vehicles offer current and potential customers the new capabilities they seek," said Tom Walmsley, TM&LS senior vice president and general manager.

"A number of international militaries have expressed a need for a mortar vehicle that combines indirect fire capabilities with outstanding mobility and protection, while others have expressed a desire for a robust and flexible utility vehicle to support military base operations. We're pleased to bring both to market while expanding the range of our Commando vehicle lines."

The new vehicles were displayed this week at the IDEX conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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