Develop, produce, field and sustain the Armored Security Vehicle to an Expeditionary Force.
Enabling warfighers with superior survivability, lethality, mobility, and supportability for any mission assigned, anywhere in the world, at any time.
The M1117 ASV is a turreted, armored, all-wheel drive vehicle that supports military police missions—such as rear area security, law and order operations, battlefield circulation and enemy prisoner of war operations—over the entire spectrum of war and operations other than war as well as convoy protection missions.
The ASV provides protection to the crew compartment, gunner’s station and the ammunition storage area. The turret is fully enclosed, with both an MK-19 40 mm grenade machine gun and a .50-caliber machine gun, and a multisalvo smoke grenade launcher. The ASV provides ballistic, blast and overhead protection for its four-person crew. The ASV, with a payload of 3,600 pounds, 400-mile-plus range, and top speed of nearly 70 miles per hour, ensures both lethality and survivability to the Warfighter.
In addition, on the ASV chassis, the U.S. Army is fielding the M1200 Armored Knight to provide improved survivability over the current M707 Knight (Humvee-based Knight). Used by field artillery combat observation lasing teams (COLTs) in both Heavy and Infantry brigade combat teams, the Armored Knight will combine the proven ASV with the M707 Knight Mission Equipment Package (MEP).
The Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV), also known as the Medium Armored Security Vehicle (MASV), is currently in production for use by the AfghanNational Army (ANA). The three variants of the MSFV/MASV, are based off of the US Army's M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) platform. While there is a 70% commonality of parts between the MFSV/MASV and the M1117 ASV, the MFSV/MASV is a significantly different vehicle that is built on a ANA mission appropriate long wheel base with a higher ground clearance than found in M1117 ASVs. The three different variants, are each designed to meet specific combat roles and enhance the quick reaction capability of the ANA. The three variants include the Armored Personal Carrier (APC) configuration with a Turret, APC with Objective Gunner's Protection Kit, and an Ambulance. Enhanced survivability, which is standard on all of the MASV variants, represents a new range of mission capabilities.