May 11, 2010 10:38 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
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