M1117 Armored Security Vehicle

The M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, or ASV, is an internal security vehicle manufactured by Textron Marine & Land Systems for use by the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps. Its armament consists of an Mk 19 grenade launcher and M2HB Browning machine gun, mounted in a turret similar to that used on the U.S. Marine CorpsAmphibious Assault Vehicle; and a M240H Medium Machine Gun mounted outside the gunner's hatch. The vehicle has become very popular with American military police and convoy security units in Iraq. It is a more heavily protected and heavily armed alternative to the armored Humvee which was not originally designed to be a protected fighting vehicle. The M1117 is considered to be part of the MRAP family of vehicles.

The following variants are known to be in production/service:

  • Command & Control
  • Recovery Vehicle (Each ASV can flat tow another ASV or HMMWV)
  • Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA)
  • Ambulance
  • Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV, alternate name for an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)) - 24 in longer than ASV, armed with cupola mounting for a machine gun or grenade launcher instead of a turret, carries 3 crew and 8 troops.
  • M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V
Specifications
Weight 29,560 lb (13,410 kg)
Length 237 inches (6.0 m)
Width 101 inches (2.6 m)
Height 102 inches (2.6 m)
Crew 3/1 passenger
Armor IBD Modular Expandable Armor System
Main
armament
40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, .50 caliber M2HB
Secondary
armament
M240H Medium Machine Gun
Engine Cummins 6CTA8.3
260 hp, 828 foot-pounds
Suspension 4×4 wheeled, fully independent
Operational
range
440 miles @ 40 mph
Speed 63 mph (101 km/h)

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