Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems has won a $17.4 million Interim Contractor Training Support (ICTS) contract from the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)

Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems will provide next-level training to the Afghan National Army for its four-wheeled Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs). The contract has a 12 month period of performance.

Based on Textron Systems’ COMMANDO™ Select armored vehicle line, 621 MSFVs have been delivered to the Afghan National Army (ANA) since 2012. With more than 550 of them actively engaged in security operations in strategic locations across the country.

The ICTS contract calls for the Textron Systems’ in-country team to provide on-the-job training and mentorship. So ANA personnel can perform detailed maintenance and repair actions to sustain its MSFV inventory. In addition to the vehicle repair and maintenance training, Textron Systems will continue mentoring and training the ANA on inventory and supply system activities. Along with developing and delivering program instruction manuals.

“The goal of this training program is to equip the Afghan National Army with the required skills to be fully self-sufficient in all aspects of maintaining and sustaining its MSFV fleet over the long haul,” said senior vice president and general manager Tom Walmsley. “This training supports the United States’ strategic objective of transitioning the security mission in Afghanistan to that nation’s military.”

A Textron Systems team has supported MSFVs in-country program efforts for over four years. A dedicated team has trained over 2,200 ANA soldiers on operational and field-level maintenance in classroom environments, along with extensive hands-on experience.