During the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London SpetsTechnoExport announced a contract with Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) on supply of Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV™) to Ukraine.This agreement marks the first cooperative development project between a U.S. Defense company and the Ukrainian Defense Industry.
The contract entails an initial low rate production of three SCTVs that will be delivered to Ukraine in an ongoing effort to vastly improve the survivability and mobility of their light tactical vehicle fleet as well as a possibility to use the patented Textron Systems technologies for upgrading Humvees at Ukroboronprom enterprises.
“We are excited to be working with the UOP on upgrading their Humvees to the Marine & Land Systems SCTV,” says Textron Systems Director of Business Operations, Europe and Africa, Bear Midkiff. “This opportunity marks a milestone for Textron Systems and Ukraine. No other U.S.-based defense company has collaborated with Ukrainians like this before, and we are honored to have the privilege to start this partnership.”
The 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 Deputy Director General of Foreign Economic Activity Denys Gurak, “The Marine & Land Systems SCTV will provide significant improvement to performance and durability for the Ukrainian Humvees, 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.”
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.
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