Find a Security Clearance Job!

Military


M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV)
Guardian ASV-150

The Armored Security Vehicle was initially expected to be organized in a heavy squad design of a Combat Support Military Police Company (TOE 19477L). This would equate to 3 Armored Security Vehicles in each of the 4 platoons and 3 ASVs in the reaction force of the company headquarters. A total of 15 Armored Security Vehicles per Combat Support Military Police Company was required, however, initial fielding to each company would be with 12 vehicles. The 15 Armored Security Vehicles would replace, one for one, 15 M1025/M1026 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). The HMMWVs left in the company would remain to complement the Armored Security Vehicles, providing flexibility for the military police commander to employ his/her forces in a high/low mix organizational concept. Under this concept, commanders beginning at the company level could task organize as required. The Armored Security Vehicle would be utilized specifically for team or squad missions such as convoy escort; area and route reconnaissance and surveillance; counter-incursion reaction force roles; and security of critical assets, key personnel and lines of communication.

The Armored Security Vehicle production contract for 94 vehicles was awarded on 30 March 1999. Textron Marine and Land Systems, Division of Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded $14,021,338 as part of a $149,560,243 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for 94 Armored Security Vehicles, engineering services and logistics support, and an option to buy 156 additional vehicles. The vehicle was designated as the XM1117. Work was performed in New Orleans, Louisiana and was expected to be completed by 30 March 2004. This was a sole source contract initiated on 1 October 1998. The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

First Unit Equipped for the Armored Security Vehicle had been achieved in February 1998. The new Armored Security Vehicle, subsequently designated as the M1117, was used by military police in V Corps' 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade. Fewer than 50 M1117s had been produced by early 2002. By March 2003 a total of 53 were in the inventory.

The soldiers in the first rotation in Iraq were perhaps unprepared for dealing with deadly roadside bombs and ambushes by plainclothes civilians. The soldiers who took over were able to prepare with the benefit of lessons learned by their comrades in Iraq. Readying for its yearlong tour in Iraq in early 2004, the 984th Military Police Company spent more time than usual familiarizing itself with its weapons, vehicles and tactics. Armed with the latest addition to the military police arsenal of vehicles, the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, each team in the 984th Military Police Company carried more firepower than an entire infantry squad. The 984th Military Police Company was the such unit at Fort Carson to get the new vehicles, each armed with a Mk 19 Mod 3 grenade machine gun, a .50-caliber M2 machine gun, and an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.

The M1117 was designed to be able to take a direct hit from an RPG and keep its crew alive. Whether the vehicle would make it through the hit was another story. In Iraq, one was hit from behind by an RPG and it pretty much took out the entire engine casing, but there were no deaths, no injuries. With better preparation than their predecessors and a dozen new M1117s, the 984th Military Police Company was better outfitted to take over the task of keeping the peace in Iraq than their compatriot military police who were already there.

The production per month of the M1117 was reduced because the manufacturing plant was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, production was climbed from 6 vehicles produced in September 2005 to 24 scheduled for production in February 2006, and was expected to climb up to the maximum production capacity of 48 in August 2006. A total of 1,118 vehicles were funded as of February 2006.

The US Department of Defense announced on 4 October 2007, that Cadillac Gage Textron Corp of New Orleans, Louisiana was being awarded a $10,458,608 fixed price with economic price adjustment, price re-determination, sole source contract for phase one of the Armored Security Vehicle Corporate contract. Using services were Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This was a 10 year contract with one 2-year base period and 4 2-year options. Additional NSNs would be awarded in future phases to grow this corporate contract. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The original proposal was solicited on DIBBS. Date of performance completion was 27 September 2009. The contracting activity was Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, Ohio.

The US Department of Defense announced on 3 December 2007, that Cadillac Gage Textron of New Orleans, Louisiana was being awarded a maximum $9,392,712 modification to a fixed price with economic price adjustment, sole source contract for phase one of the Armored Security Vehicle Corporate contract. Using services were Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This modification adds 203 NSNs. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The original proposal was solicited on DIBBS. Date of performance completion was 27 September 2009. The contracting activity was Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.

Textron Marine and Land Systems Division of New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded on 7 December 2006, a $7,052,697 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Phase I of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort for the Armored Security Vehicle Program. Work would be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana and was expected to be completed on 30 June 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on 9 May 2005. The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan was the reporting contract office.

Textron Marine and Land Systems of New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded on 14 February 2007, a $28,434,303 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Phase II of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort for the Armored Security Vehicle Program. Work would be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana and was expected to be completed by 30 June 2009. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on 9 May 2005. The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Textron Systems Corp. of Slidell, Louisiana was awarded on 16 July 2009 a $99,491,233 firm-fixed-price contract for 191 each M1117 Armored Security Vehicles; 38 each M1200 Armored Knights; 32 each M1117 ASV special tool-field sets; 11 each M1117 ASV special tool-sustainment sets; 10 each M1200 AK special tool-field sets; three each M1200 AK special tool-sustainment sets. Work was to be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 31 December 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center-Warren, AMSCC-TAC-ATBD, Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Projected activities for the M1117 in FY11 were to produce approximately 150 vehicles, field approximately 250 vehicles, and upgrade turret capabilities.

BAE Systems announced on 10 March 2010 that it had been awarded a $10.5 million contract by Textron Marine and Land Systems to manufacture and deliver approximately 240 armor protection kits for M1117 and M1200 vehicles. As part of the agreement, BAE Systems' Security and Survivability business would produce armor kits for the M1117 Armored Security Vehicle and the M1200 Armored Knight. After delivering the armor kits to Textron, BAE Systems' applique armor panels would be installed, and the up-armored vehicles would be delivered to the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

Textron Systems Corp. of Slidell, Louisiana was awarded on 7 May 2010 a $290,169,680 firm-fixed-price contract to establish the following options to be exercised between the date of award and 30 September 2011: 475 M1117 armored security vehicles (ASV); 220 M1200 Armored Knights (AK); 82 M1117 ASV field sets; 28 M1117 sustainment sets; 63 M1200 AK field sets; 21 M1200 AK sustainment sets; 240,000 systems technical support hours; 19,710 Iraq/Afghanistan field services representative (FSR) man-days; 2,190 Kuwait FSR man-days; and 6,570 FSR man-days throughout the continental US. The contract exercised the following options: 327 M1117 ASVs; 96 M1200 AKs; 55 M1117 ASV sustainment sets; 19 M1117 ASV sustainment sets; and 44 M1200 AK field sets. Work was to be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 30 September 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, CCTA-ATB-D, Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Textron, Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded on 2 July 2010, a $49,808,772 firm-fixed-price contract. This award exercised options for 52 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles; 21 M1200 armored Knights; and 12 special tool sets with Textron Marine & Land Systems. Work was to be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 30 November 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. US Army TACOM, Warren, CCTA-ATB-D in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

BAE Systems announced on 3 August 2010 that it had been awarded a $21 million order from Textron Marine and Land Systems to build and deliver more than 420 armor protection kits for M1117 and M1200 vehicles. This was a follow-on order to a contract for armor panels valued at $10.5 million that BAE Systems had announced in March 2010. Through its long-standing relationship with Textron Marine and Land Systems, BAE Systems had produced more than 2,500 armor kits as of that date for the ASV type vehicles.




NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list