Force Protection and GDLS are proposing a version of the Cheetah as a lightweight, highly protected off-road vehicle. This vehicle was designed with V-shaped hull and high level of protection from the baseline, and, as such, offers attractive mobility and protection at a reasonable weight class. Navistar is also working on an M-ATV design. Navistar is proposing an lighter version of the MaxxPro MRAP. Finally, Oshkosh is offering an all-terrain highly armored vehicle based on a 4×4truck.
By Mid-march 2009 fivex vehicles have been confirmed to enter the Army evaluation, including the two models proposed by, the based vehicle, Navistar’s MXT and Force Dynamics Cheetah.
Navistar, Oshkosh, Force Protection,and submitted proposals for M-ATVs. All vehicles were designed to comply with MRAP level protection, offer good off-road performance, carry mission equipment, including protected gunner kit or remotely operated weapon station in additional to add-on armor protecting from EFPs and possibly RPGs. Responding to the army’s requirements, all vehicles are also equipped fixed and amiable, remotely controlled side lights illuminating the roadsides and assisting in spotting potential IED ambushes. The vehicle is configured to seat five soldiers and has a payload capacity for 2,500 lbs.
- M-ATV Specifications and Performance
- Implementing Lessons from the MRAP
- M-ATV Candidates
- Producing the M-ATV
- BAE Unveils Two M-ATV Models
- Cheetah M-ATV Candidate
- Oshkosh Unveils MTVR-Based M-ATV
- Navistar’s proposes MXT for M-ATV