Will Textron’s Cottonmouth AVR live up to its namesake and USMC standards?

Textron Systems recently announced that it successfully completed the prototype build of the Cottonmouth Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (AVR), a purpose-built vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps that would eventually replace the venerable Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) series.

Despite the current supply chain issues affecting the defense industry, Textron Systems finished the Cottonmouth AVR’s prototype just four months after the Critical Design Review that took place in April.

Cottonmouth ARV Milestone
Textron systems announced that its cottonmouth prototype vehicle hit a significant milestone on August 23, 2022. (Image source: Textron Systems)

Engineers have been working tirelessly since the launch of the Alpha prototype last year, including upgrades and adjustments based on the result of the extensive testing.