Tex­tron in­tro­duces two new ve­hi­cles

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Tex­tron Marine & Land Sys­tems has in­tro­duced two ve­hi­cles to its Com­mando fam­ily of ve­hi­cles at the In­ter­na­tional De­fence Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­fer­ence (IDEX 2013).

The new Com­mando se­lect mor­tar ve­hi­cle and Com­mando util­ity baserun­ner are de­signed to meet grow­ing re­quire­ments of in­ter­na­tional com­bat units for a more oper­a­tionally flex­i­ble and adapt­able un­der-ar­mour in­di­rect fire ca­pa­bil­ity. The new Com­mando se­lect mor­tar ve­hi­cle is ca­pa­ble of fir­ing up to 120mm mor­tars from a com­mon mount, and stow­ing up to 82 rounds of high ex­plo­sive, il­lu­mi­na­tion and smoke rounds. The ve­hi­cle is ex­pand­able to other fire con­trol sys­tems. The mor­tar ve­hi­cle mount also can fire at an az­imuth of up to a 360-de­grees and a fir­ing el­e­va­tion of 45 to 85 de­grees.

Three other Com­mando Se­lect vari­ants are cur­rently be­ing pro­duced and fielded for the Afghanistan Na­tional Army. Like all ve­hi­cles in this line, the mor­tar ve­hi­cle ex­ceeds MRAP lev­els of crew pro­tec­tion and takes ad­van­tage of the proven mo­bil­ity and sur­viv­abil­ity of TM&LS’ Com­mando fam­ily of ar­moured ve­hi­cles. Com­mando se­lect ve­hi­cles are easy to op­er­ate and main­tain.

The TM&LS’ new Baserun­ner 4x4 se­lectable gas/elec­tric hy­brid Com­mando Util­ity ve­hi­cle is built to fa­cil­i­tate mis­sions in for­ward and rear ech­e­lon op­er­a­tional en­vi­ron­ments. Th­ese ve­hi­cles per­form de­mand­ing tasks with ease, al­low­ing users to ef­fi­ciently and safely com­plete tasks. The Com­mando util­ity ve­hi­cle line also in­cludes the sur­viv­able com­bat tac­ti­cal ve­hi­cle (SCTV) sys­tem, an MRAP-style fully-ar­moured mono­coque v-hull crew cap­sule de­signed to re­place the crew com­part­ment of the HMMWV in a one-for-one ex­change.

Com­mando Util­ity Baserun­ner

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