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Unmanned Peacekeepers Over Africa

United Nations peacekeepers in Africa are expanding the use of drones to improve force protection and better secure the civilian communities in conflict areas. The UN is expected to select a supplier for a larger MALE drone to succeed the Falco UAVs operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Such drones will soon launch operations from two bases in Mali, in support of UN operations in the Sahara.

Canada’s New Armored Cubs Gear Up at Gagetown

Following rigorous testing and delays that lasted almost two years, Canada is renewing its battlefield reconnaissance and tactical armored vehicle fleet, with the first shipment of Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) this month.

Textron Systems to Supply SCTV Armored Vehicles to Ukraine

Textron Systems announced today the first export sale of its SCTV (Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle) to the Ukraine. In 2015 the US Government has agreed to deliver Ukraine 200 HMMWVs from US military surplus; Some of these vehicles will be converted by Ukroboronprom into SCTV, using Textron delivered kits.

Canada Selects Textron Systems for Tactical Armored patrol Vehicles (TAPV)

Canada has announced the selection of Textron Systems Canada, a subsidiary of U.S. Textron Systems, as the preferred bidder to deliver 500 armored vehicles to equip the Canadian Army under a $708 million contract.

Australia’s New Shadow 200 Enhance ISR Support in Afghanistan

The RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) has officially commenced operations with Australian forces in Afghanistan, providing an enhanced capability to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The Pentagon Allocates Half a Billion US$ to Outfit Afghans with...

Textron Marine & Land Systems will provide 440 Medium Armored Security Vehicles (MASV) to equip the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) within 18 months for a total cost of $543 million.

Army Dissolves Early-Brigade Combat Team, Discontinue Class I UAV, UGS

The Department of the Army announced today that it decided to continue low-rate initial production of two elements of the Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team...

Textron Marine & Land Systems Teams with Israel’s MDT to Market...

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and MDT Armor Corporation, a division of...

Mobile Survivable Vehicle – New Siblings Expand the ASV Family

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: Textron Systems took the AUSA opportunity to introduce a new and upgraded version of the M1117 family – designated 'Mobile Survivable Vehicle'...

Terrain Commander Unattended Netted Surveillance System

Terrain Commander is a network enabled surveillance system, used for military intelligence gathering and battlefield surveillance, force protection, perimeter security, border control. The system's...

CLAW – Clean Lightweight Area Weapon

The CLAW smart munition introduced by Textron Systems is a new air-to-ground weapon optimized to defeat soft, widely dispersed targets. (Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material). The 64 lb...

IABS – RPG Active Countermeasure

IABS combines an inexpensive radar sensor and airbag systems which are inflated before the RPG hits the protected vehicle. The airbag disrupts the shaped...