AxleTech to provide axles for armoured security vehicles

AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, was recently awarded a contract from Textron Marine and Land Systems to produce independent suspension axle systems for the Medium Armoured Security Vehicle (MASV) programme.

The axle system being produced is a customised variant of AxleTech’s 4000 and 5000 series planetary independent suspension axle systems. 

The contract, which the US Army awarded to Textron Marine and Land Systems in June, includes options to produce up to 440 vehicles for the Afghanistan National Army.

Deliveries began in June and will be completed in April 2012, with production work taking place at AxleTech’s facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which has a workforce of approximately 200 employees.