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Cottonmouth amphibious reconnaissance vehicle equipped with sensor tech

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May 06, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Cottonmouth amphibious reconnaissance vehicle equipped with sensor tech
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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.

 
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