Textron Systems to Provide Ukraine with Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV™)
Contract Represents the First SCTV Sale for Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems
NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 1, 2016 – Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a contract with SpetsTechnoExport (STE), a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom (UOP), for the sale of three Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV™). This agreement marks the first sale of the SCTV for Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems.
The contract entails the sale of three SCTVs that will be delivered to Ukraine in an ongoing effort to improve the survivability and mobility of its light tactical vehicle fleet.
“We are excited to be working with the UOP on upgrading its HMMWVs (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) to the Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems SCTV,” says Textron Systems Director of Business Operations, Europe and Africa, Bear Midkiff. “With this contract marking the first sale of our SCTV, this is a great accomplishment for Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems. In addition, we are honored to be ‘the other half’ of this new, exciting relationship with Ukraine.”
UOP’s interest in the SCTV was realized due to an emerging requirement for increased security and mobility for Ukrainian security, defense and law enforcement agencies. The SCTV meets these requirements due to its numerous protection and mobility enhancements. It features a fully-armored, monocoque v-hull crew survivability capsule designed to provide the highest levels of protection technology available in its class of vehicles. Additionally, engine upgrades and suspension enhancements provide for superior performance and mobility.
According to UOP Director General Roman Romanov, “The Marine & Land Systems SCTV will provide significant improvement to performance and durability for Ukrainian HMMWVs, as well as enhancing crew protection. More specifically, the SCTV will provide a strengthened chassis and improved anti-mine and ballistic protection similar to that of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) protection, which is designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.”
Developed to provide a more robust platform for the contemporary battlefield while increasing blast and ballistic protection levels to meet the modern day threats of the asymmetric battlefield, the SCTV redefines survivability for the HMMWV. Using patented armor technologies, the SCTV is equipped to handle a variety of missions including fire support, command and control, reconnaissance, engineer support and troop transport. Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems’ innovative SCTV is comprised of three modular upgrade kits that offer superior crew protection while restoring lost vehicle performance and extending the life span of the vehicle.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.
About SC Ukroboronprom
The State Concern "Ukroboronprom" manages the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, uniting more than 100 enterprises-participants in 5 major defense industry sectors, particularly in armament and military equipment development and manufacture, scientific research and export-import operations. 10 design bureaus, engaged in development, design and research, enable "Ukroboronprom" to implement new solutions and innovations. More information is available at: http://www.ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/
About SE SpetsTechnoExport
The State Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport” is one of the biggest exporting companies under the state concern “Ukroboronprom”, specializes on export and import of modern armament, military equipment and technologies, as well as special purpose products. “SpetsTechnoExport” works closely with domestic enterprises, research centers, design bureaus, public and private companies from over 30 countries across the globe. More information at: http://spetstechnoexport.com/.
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