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$129.4M for more M1117 Guardian ASVs – from New Orleans Firm

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M1117 Guardian ASV(click to enlarge) Textron Marine & Land Systems in New Orleans, LA was awarded on Aug. 31, 2005, a $129.4 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M1117 “Guardian” Armored Security Vehicles, which are well regarded by military police in Iraq as improved alternatives to the up-armored Hummers. See this post for key DID coverage of the M1117, and we also have a link for all of DID’s M1117 ASV-related coverage. Even before this modification, contracts from the US military had already exceeded 1,000 M1117s at aproximately $700,000 per vehicle. Bell Textron subsidiary Cadillac Gage was working hard to ramp production back up and cope with this flood of orders, after pre-war budget cuts in 2002 had put a large crimp in the program. Unfortunately, this flood of orders has now been followed by a flood of a different kind. Work on all M1117 contracts is performed at Textron Marine & Land Systems sole location… New Orleans, LA. Convoy lead, Tikrit(click to view full) The corporate recovery status page states, however, that “At this time, no TM&L employee should attempt to travel to the facilities, until they are deemed safe.” That could take quite a while, and may […]

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