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JERRVJoint EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Rapid Response Vehicle
JERRVJoint EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Rapid Response Vehicle (US Army)
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The ILAV is the Iraqi Army's less expensive version of the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle which uses the same platform as the JERRV. The ILAV does not meet Department of Defense (DOD) explosive protection and armor standards.
"JERRVs are bigger and badder than anything else out there.
The Cougar comes in two versions--the MRAP Category I Cougar H 4x4 and Category Cougar HE 6x6 JERRV. Both Cougars are powered by Caterpillar C7 diesel engines rated 330 hp mated to Allison HD transmissions.
Earlier MRAP models, such as the Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) and Buffalo Mine Clearance Vehicles, are currently in service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have a proven record of saving lives by augmenting the current level of mine, rocket-propelled grenades and IED protection for Marines operating in hazardous fire areas against known threats.
The new Institute chairman, Jerrv Lohr, is 54 and an architect by profession.
The US Marine Corps purchased about 27 Cougars in 2004 for use by its EOD teams in Iraq and this was followed by a $ 45.7 million contract in May 2005 for 122 Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) for use by the US Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force in Iraq.
The third covers the MaxxPro and Cougar JERRV (joint EOD rapid response vehicle) MRAPs, the Buffalo mine clearing vehicle, and the RG-31 series mine protected armored personnel carrier.