Marine Personnel Carrier Testing
The BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) is purpose-built to provide the Warfighter with an outstanding balance of protection, performance and payload. The MPC is designed to fill the medium armor ground vehicle gap and complements the capabilities of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV), the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). It will be a flexible and highly mobile asset for the Marines that will be well protected, sustainable, networked and include a strong swimming capability. As mobile as the lightest and as protected as the heaviest comparable solutions, the MPC offers a true no-compromise 8x8 amphibious platform. Mobility -- The MPC features an IVECO Cursor 13 6 liter turbocharged and intercooled 560 hp engine with 1,622 lb-ft torque. Survivability--The MPC provides a blast resistant hull and seats, with inherent superior kinetic energy (KE), overhead, mine and improvised explosive device (IED) protection. An Automatic Fire Suppression System is also included.