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Mortar-capable MRAP destined for Afghanistan

18th February 2013 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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A new mortar variant of the Commando MRAP family of vehicles built by Textron Marine & Land Systems has been shown at the IDEX exhibition for the first time.

Speaking to Shephard, company vice president of strategy and director of operations, Afghanistan, Brian Feser, said that there was a requirement from the Afghan National Army (ANA) for a mortar-capable MRAP vehicle to provide additional fire support to their troops.

Textron is contracted to deliver 627 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs) to Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and 344 have been delivered or are in transit to date. The mortar

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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