Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:41 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has gotten an order for 71 mobile strike force vehicles for the Afghanistan National Army, with a cost cap of just under $79.2 million. A news release from the Textron Inc. subsidiary says the order brings the total made for Afghanistan, including test vehicles, to 499.
Three versions are being made at the New Orleans plant: one with an enclosed turret, one with shielding for a gunner on top of the vehicle, and an ambulance.
Textron said Wednesday deliveries are scheduled through October 2013.
The first full production order for 240 vehicles came in May 2011. Textron says the first kandak, or Afghan battalion, has completed training from Textron and is now training with NATO forces.