Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced on February 1 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 (IED) 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 and 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.