M1117 Armored Security Vehicle

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M1117 Armored Security Vehicle
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle in Bulgarie
TeepInternal security vehicle
Place o oreegin Unitit States
Service history
In service1999 - Present
Uised biSee Operators
WarsOperation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Production history
ManufacturerTextron Marine & Land Systems
Wecht29,560 lb (13,408 kg)
Lenth237 in (6.07 m)
Weenth101 in (2.56 m)
Hicht102 in (2.59 m)
Crew3/1 passenger

AirmourIBD Modular Expandable Armor System
40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, .50 calibre M2HB
M240H Medium Machine Gun
IngineCummins 6CTA8.3
260 hp
Suspension4×4 wheeled, fully independent
440 miles @ 40 mph
Speed63 mph (100 km/h)

The M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, or ASV, is an internal security vehicle manufactured bi Cadillac Gage o Textron for uise bi the U.S. Airmy's Military Police Corps. Its armament consists o an Mk 19 grenade launcher an M2 Browning Machine Gun, muntit in a turret seemilar tae that uised on the US Marine Corps' Amphibious Assault Vehicle; an a M240H Medium Machine Gun muntit ootside the gunner's hatch. The vehicle haes acome vera popular wi U.S. Military Police Units an Convoy Security Units in Iraq. It is a mair hivily protectit an hivily airmit alternative tae the airmort Humvee which wis no oreeginally designed tae be a protectit fechtin vehicle.

Variants[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein variants are kent tae be in production/service:[1]

  • Command & Control
  • Recovery Vehicle (Each ASV can flat tow anither ASV or HMMWV)
  • Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA)
  • Ambulance
  • Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV, fancy name for an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC))
  • M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V

Export variants[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bulgarie uises a variant o the M1117 APC fittit wi a NSVT hivy machine gun insteid o the M2. No aw vehicles hae been convertit this wey.

The Iraqi Armored Personnel Carrier ASV variant is configured for transport.

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

  •  Bulgarie - 7 (6 wi the troops in Afghanistan), mair tae be delivered. General Defence Staff o Bulgarie haes put a requirement for additional 30 units tae the Parliament.[2]
  •  Colombie - 39, Uised bi the Airmy, it is expectit the acquisition o a batch o the same amunt. Thir vehicles are the Infantry Carrier Vehicle version, purchased tae supplement Colombie's recently acquired fleet o BTR-80's, anither 39 wur expectit tae came in operational service in 2012[3].
  •  Iraq - 184, uised bi Iraqi Naitional Polis units. 80 mair tae be delivered.[4]
  •  Unitit States - 1,836. The vehicle is primarily uised bi U.S. Military Police Units an Convoy Security Units in Iraq.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Armoured Security Vehicle (ASV) in demand in Iraq.
  2. "Textron Marine & Land Completes ASV M1117 Sale to Bulgaria". Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Iraqi Army beefs up airmoured forces.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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