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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 Corps' Amphibious 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:
|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)|
|Armor||IBD Modular Expandable Armor System|
|40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, .50 caliber M2HB|
|M240H Medium Machine Gun|
260 hp, 828 foot-pounds
|Suspension||4×4 wheeled, fully independent|
|440 miles @ 40 mph|
|Speed||63 mph (101 km/h)|
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