May 11, 2010 10:38 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

U.S Army Armored Vehicles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Textron Marine & Land Systems has agreed to
build another 423 armored security vehicles for the U.S. Army.
The Textron Inc. unit says the value of the contract is $461
million. The vehicles will be built at Textron's plant in New
Orleans. The contract includes an option to buy up to 272 more
vehicles at a price of up to $239 million.
The Army earlier purchased 256 of the vehicles from Textron.
The vehicles ate in the ASV family, which are used in scouting,
personnel transport, reconnaissance, convoy protection and
perimeter security.


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