Textron introduces two new vehicles
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