Cottonmouth amphibious reconnaissance vehicle equipped with sensor techNews
May 06, 2021
HUNT VALLEY, Md. Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, announced the unveiling of Cottonmouth, a vehicle purpose-built for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) program.
According to the company, Cottonmouth is a next-generation Naval Sensor Node as an amphibious scout vehicle that offers cutting-edge sensor technology. Leveraging. Cottonmouth is designed to deliver advanced maneuverability and a synergized sensor system to enhance reconnaissance operations.
Cottonmouth has a 6x6 compact build that allows four vehicles to fit on a single Ship to Shore Connector, aiming to enhance the Marine Corps’ ability to support Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. Textron Systems’ vehicle is equipped with multi-spectrum sensors, to provide communication between the Navy and Marine Corps to employ unmanned systems and joint-warfighting weapons systems.
Textron Systems’ Cottonmouth began USMC requirements validation testing at the National Automotive Test Center in February 2021. This testing continues in Q2 with a validation of the amphibious capabilities.