Textron Techniques Company, a Textron Inc. firm, introduced the supply of Cottonmouth, a car purpose-built for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Superior Reconnaissance Car (ARV) program. The hand-off of the prototype car occurred 01 Dec 2022 on the Nevada Automotive Take a look at Heart (NATC) in Silver Springs, NV. The Cottonmouth Superior Reconnaissance Car ’s smaller footprint permits fast transport of 4 automobiles on a Ship-to-Shore Connector (LCAC-100). Supporting the mission of a cellular scout car, the easy-to-deploy platform swims in open ocean and navigates littoral water obstacles reminiscent of bays, estuaries, rivers, mild surf and handles any terrain.


A multi-domain command and management suite built-in into the car as a part of the C4UAS Mission Function Variant permits it to coordinate information and function the quarterback, or battlefield supervisor, for the trendy battlefield. Created to function a Naval Sensor Node supporting expeditionary operations, the Cottonmouth car supplies light-weight multi-modal functionality for the Marines, in step with the service’s Power Design 2030 imaginative and prescient. The amphibious 6×6 platform is supplied for sustained reconnaissance with natural unmanned programs capabilities and multi-spectrum sensors which offer seamless communication between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Textron Systems Cottonmouth Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)
Textron Techniques Cottonmouth Superior Reconnaissance Car (ARV)

“Our Cottonmouth car is a very clean-sheet design that gives transformative reconnaissance capabilities and meets Marine Corps necessities. The car was designed from its inception by listening to buyer necessities. Due to its smaller measurement, the Marines can shortly deploy subsequent generational fight energy to the struggle and lets commanders meet any mission wherever,” stated David Phillips, Senior Vice President, Land and Sea Techniques.

Textron Systems Unveils Prototype of Cottonmouth Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle
Textron Techniques Unveils Prototype of Cottonmouth Superior Reconnaissance Car

The prototype is the second iteration of the car knowledgeable by classes discovered from an unique Alpha prototype car and roughly 3,000 miles of testing. Textron Techniques’ Cottonmouth car has accomplished contractor verification testing of its mobility, swim functionality, vetronics integration and C4UAS mission capabilities. Along with supply of the totally built-in ARV platform, the corporate additionally delivered a blast hull to the Aberdeen Take a look at Heart and a programs integration lab (SIL) to the Naval Info Warfare Heart-Atlantic, each of which have been present process authorities analysis and testing. The prototype car now enters its formal authorities analysis part, anticipated to final via 2023.