M-ATVMRAP All Terrain Vehicle
M-ATVMRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) All-Terrain Vehicle (US DoD)
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That's kind of why the M-ATV wasn't procured in larger quantities, it was really meant to be a gap filler until JLTV was ready," he said.
We visited the production facilities to thank the people who were making the M-ATV and to delay any obstacles to their rapid production.
The JLTV will provide this protection with only about 2/3 the weight of the M-ATV, he said, which improves mobility and transportability.
This technology is applied to the Canadian Lay 3 modernisation programme and can be observed underneath the Oshkosh M-ATV, the Piranha 5 or some other 6x6 and 8x8 combat vehicles.
These size and weight limitations were the main reason that DOD began acquiring the lighter and more mobile M-ATV.
Also like the MRAP, the M-ATV is built with a V-shaped hull, designed to deflect blast debris away from the vehicle while securing Soldiers in an armored protective capsule.
The M-ATV program has been successful, delivering well-performing vehicles ahead of schedule at an estimated cost of $12.
Oshkosh has received an initial delivery order from the US Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) for 2244 M-ATVs valued at $1.
Runflat" tire system allowing the M-ATV to safely cruise at 30 mph on up to two flat tires
A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, or M-ATV
Oshkosh continues to report strong sales for its M-ATV, the off-road variant of the mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle sped into the field during operations in Afghanistan.
If you try to tow an M1101 or M1102 light tactical trailer (LTT) with your MRAP M-ATV, you'll quickly find the trailer's lunette is too low to fit the pintle.