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Manufacturer: Oshkosh CorporationServices: USMC, US Army Crew: 4+1 gunner Engine: 7.2 liter inline-6 Caterpillar C7 turbodiesel Payload: 4,000 lbs Range: 320 miles Speed: 65 mph
The Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) is the high-mobility, high-protection medium tactical vehicle specifically engineered for treacherous environments. Derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, the M-ATV is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the TAK-4 independent suspension system to provide proven, durable, best-in-class mobility. A battle-proven armor configuration provides survivable crew protection as the M-ATV maneuvers over the most grueling terrain.
Each Oshkosh M-ATV variant provides the wheel travel, payload capacity, side slope stability, vehicle durability, extreme mobility and necessary protection needed in an armored fighting vehicle. It’s proven for harsh terrains, proven to save lives, proven to accomplish missions and is supported by Oshkosh throughout its entire life-cycle.
Deployments in areas with restricted mobility, such as Afghanistan, indicated that a lighter version of the MRAP was needed, which led to the development of the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, or MATV. Smaller, lighter and faster than the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, the MATV has become the U.S. military’s' off-road vehicle of choice, ideally suited for operating in mountainous terrain.
Truly a multipurpose vehicle, the MATV is able to operate on every area of the battlefield and serves such functions as command and control, troop transport, shelter carrier, towed weapons mover, armament carrier, TOW missile system carrier and even ambulance.