M1117 Armored Security Vehicle

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 CorpsAmphibious 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:

  • Command & Control
  • Recovery Vehicle (Each ASV can flat tow another ASV or HMMWV)
  • Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA)
  • Ambulance
  • Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV, alternate name for an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)) - 24 in longer than ASV, armed with cupola mounting for a machine gun or grenade launcher instead of a turret, carries 3 crew and 8 troops.
  • M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V
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)
Crew 3/1 passenger
Armor IBD Modular Expandable Armor System
40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, .50 caliber M2HB
M240H Medium Machine Gun
Engine Cummins 6CTA8.3
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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