Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP Vehicle (United States)

Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP Vehicle (United States)



[Applause] you the Oshkosh amaetv is a 4×4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army years of combat actions shown light armored vehicles to be exceedingly vulnerable to enemy ie D improvised explosive device attacks particularly in battle fronts across Iraq and in Afghanistan the base hmm WV vehicles were ill-equipped for the task forcing programs to up armor the systems but as this led to limited success programs were enacted to find dedicated mine-resistant vehicles known to most as mraps these vehicles place crew and system survivability at the forefront of their design and ours rugged as military vehicles can get a while supplying some of the creature comforts found in civilian sedans one of these resulting creations was the impressive Oshkosh MATV a vehicle with the protection qualities of her larger four and six wheeled brethren but with the mobility of a smaller vehicle such a vehicle would prove useful in the confines of urban fighting the Oshkosh MATV was selected from the group of five potential suitors as the winner of the MRA pecan petition on June 30th 2009 receiving a 1 billion sixty million dollars contract to furnish some two thousand two hundred forty four vehicles to the United States Army the Oshkosh product was selected as the prime contender for its proven survivability features including Mine Resistant capabilities off-road function affordability in both production and maintenance in Oshkosh is modernized in capable production facilities the first few M ATV vehicles were debuted in Afghanistan sometime in October of 2009 the M ATV is expected to take the general-purpose utility mantle from the famed hmm WV Humvee series of armored vehicles externally design of the M ATV is utilitarian to the core most often fielded in the base single color desert paint scheme the MATV makes no apologies for its lack of beauty she sits atop four large rubber tires held out at the extreme corners of the design this affords her a 16-inch clearance under her chassis the engine is fitted to the front with the air grille divided into three fashionable points of entry along the front flat facing the hood over the engine compartment curves upwards to the high angled front bulletproof windshield plates the driver is seated conventionally to the left front side of the crew cabin there are four armored cabin doors with smaller bulletproof window a pair of rearview mirrors hang from wire frames ahead of each forward door system the forward doors are double hinged at their front edges and open conventionally while the rear door units are double hints of their trailing edges and open unconventionally towards the rear the cabin features slab sides and a flat roof the powered turret sits atop the roof a spare tire is locked in place along the flat surface of the rear cabin basse wait for the vehicle is approximately 25,000 pounds with the gross weight tipping the scales of thirty two thousand five hundred pounds armor is a pleasant composite plasma is an Israeli vehicle manufacturer with experience in building military-grade armored vehicles they're receiving for up to five personnel internally including the roof government power is supplied from a single caterpillar c7 7.2 litre inline-six turbo diesel delivering up to 370 horsepower the engine is mated to an allison 3500 SP series 6-speed automatic transmission that features man–who Matic shifting a system featuring some inherent elements of manual transmission shifting the suspension system is attacked for independent 4×4 system fitting the axle to two large heavy-duty coil springs the driver is offered anti-lock braking as well as traction control other whole crew can enjoy the comforts of cabin air conditioning and heating systems her payload hauling capabilities tops off around 4,000 pounds performance specifications indicate a top speed of 65 miles per hour on ideal surfaces and road conditions with an operational range equal to about 320 miles the MATV sits atop the mtv our medium tactical vehicle replacement chassis a 7-ton six wheel drive while system fielded by the US and in the USMC the hell armor is similar in scope to that as found on the US Army Sock'em USMC JLTV joined light tactical vehicle system like other systems in this category the MATV features of the shape held to promote cruise survivability against the ever-present threat of IEDs or landmines the engine is designed as such to promote continued function even after having taken a direct hit from small-arms fire up to 7.62 millimeters in calibre the tires are designed to run flat for some 30 miles after taking damage thanks to the integrated central tire inflation CTI system featuring two channels and Ford terrain settings the MATV can lose two tire systems in this fashion and still operated like other vehicles in the growing military class the MATV makes use of a potent stable of our momentum can adapt to the growing mission base as necessary her roof mounted turret can mount a variety of weapon systems found in the US Army inventory the beauty of the MA TV's design is that the turret mounted weapons can be fired from the turret itself our remotely from within the crew cabin protecting the gunner armament systems to be found on the MA TV include the 7.62 millimeters and 240 general-purpose machine gun the 40 millimeter MK 19 automatic grenade launcher and a vgm 71 tow anti-tank wire guided missile system this formidable weapons display means that the vehicle can tangle with infantry structures light armoured vehicles and enemy tanks with equal lethality production is handled by ash cosh truck corporation of Oshkosh Wisconsin in fiscal year 2010 terms each production unit costs the American taxpayer 470 thousand dollars as of this writing some eight thousand seventy nine total examples are in order with the United States Army deliveries of the initial vehicles was expected to conclude sometime in March of 2010 on May 24th 2011 the United States Navy announced a deal worth 111 million four hundred fifty thousand nine hundred eighty three US dollars to procure one hundred seventy seven examples of the MATV from Oshkosh corporation with underbody Improvement kits for its ongoing operations in support of US forces in Afghanistan contract W fifty-six HZ v 0 9 d 0 1 1 1 [Applause]

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