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Armored Security Vehicle (ASV, M1117). CPT Alexis M. Marks. Outline. Background Specifications Task Organization Advantages Disadvantages Planning Considerations Common Problems Summary. Background. Stop gap vehicle between M1114 and Stryker Manufactured by Textron Systems

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Armored security vehicle asv m1117

Armored Security Vehicle (ASV, M1117)

CPT Alexis M. Marks


Outline
Outline

  • Background

  • Specifications

  • Task Organization

  • Advantages

  • Disadvantages

  • Planning Considerations

  • Common Problems

  • Summary


Background
Background

  • Stop gap vehicle between M1114 and Stryker

  • Manufactured by Textron Systems

  • Numbers by year

    • Original Order: 94 vehicles

    • In Iraq: 63 vehicles

    • Production rate: 36 per month*


Specifications
Specifications

246’’

101’’

102’’

18’’


Specifications1
Specifications

  • Engine: 4WD, 260 hp

  • Weight: 12,428 lbs

  • Payload: 3,360 lbs

  • Armament:

    • M2

    • MK-19

    • M249 (claw-mounted)

  • Transport: C-130 roll-on, C-17 (6), CH-53 helicopter


Specifications2
Specifications

  • Range: Over 400 miles

  • Maximum Speed: 63 mph

  • Acceleration: 0-20 mph <5.0 sec

  • Turning Diameter: 55‘

  • Gradient: 60%

  • Side Slope: 30%

  • Elevation: -10° to +60°


Survivability
Survivability

  • Entire Vehicle

    • 7.62mm Ball

  • Crew compartment

    • 12.7lbs explosives

  • Overhead

    • 60mm mortar fragments @ 10 meters

    • 155m artillery air-burst @ 15m

  • Under-carriage

    • Anti-personnel mines and Anti-tank mines up to an equivalent of 12 lbs. of TNT.


Task organization cs
Task Organization (CS)

MP

MP

MP

Line Platoons:

one per squad

HQ Platoon:

three total

ASV’s in company:

15

HQ PLT

MP

MP

MP


Task organization div
Task Organization (Div)

MP

DS PLT

MP

MP

MP

MP

MP

MP

Direct Support Platoons:

one ASV squad

General Support Platoon:

ten total

ASV’s in company:

26

GS PLT


Advantages
Advantages

  • Gunner protected

  • Dual mount

  • Perception

  • Wench

  • Spotlight


Disadvantages
Disadvantages

  • Difficult to dismount

  • Observation

  • Cannot self-recover

  • Rollovers


Planning considerations
Planning Considerations

  • Training

    • GTA

    • Designate teams

    • Leaders know how to employ

    • Rollover drills

    • Weapons Qualification


Planning considerations1
Planning Considerations

  • Maintenance

    • FMTV tires

    • HEMTT Wrecker

    • Communications

  • Supply

    • BII

    • NBC masks (M42)


Common problems
Common Problems

  • Rollovers

  • Gas Tanks

  • Weapons Installation


References
References

  • Basic Info

    • www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/asv.htm

  • Datasheet

    • www.systems.textron.com/pdf/products/asv_datasheet.pdf

  • Fielding Memo

    • http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/bnL008AA.htm


Summary
Summary

  • ASV is the Army’s solution between the M1114 and the Stryker

  • Prior training is essential to ASV operations

  • Junior leaders need to know how to employ