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Textron has contract for Afghanistan National Army

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Posted: Jun 2, 2011 4:21 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: new orleans, textron, vehicles, armored, afghanistan, army, contract, wbrz, louisiana

NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has a contract to build up to 440 medium armored security vehicles in New Orleans for the Afghanistan National Army.

Textron says a one-year base contract will pay $125.9 million at first and up to $257 million total for 240 vehicles by June 2012. Textron also would provide support equipment, spare parts, field service and training.

It says options for another 200 vehicles and two years of training and logistics support could add $286 million. The vehicles would be completed by December 2012, with training and support through early 2014.

Textron says nine versions are designed for specific uses in Afghanistan, such as ambulance, maintenance, mortar and reconnaissance.

Textron Marine & Land Systems is a subsidiary of Textron Inc., of Providence, R.I.

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