The Oshkosh Defense® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle

The Oshkosh Defense® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle was chosen on the 30th June 2009 to be the sole winner of the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle contest. Oshkosh Corporation received an initial order for 2,244 vehicles in a contract worth US $1.06 Billion. As of June 2011, Oshkosh has received orders to deliver more than 8,700 M-ATVs of which more than 8,000 life-saving M-ATVs have been delivered for operations in Afghanistan.

Orders have included more than 460 Special Forces Vehicle and 250 Tactical Ambulance Vehicle, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support.

Production exceeds 1,000 vehicle deliveries per month to the US Army thanks to Oshkosh’s robust manufacturing capabilities and proven expertise.

The Oshkosh Defense® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle Operators

America – In post War in Afghanistan, 5600 M-ATVs will be retained, with some 250 vehicles for SOCOM.

Between August 2014 and February 2015 Oshkosh has received contracts to reset 800 vehicles through the companies “Life Cycle Management” which resets the vehicle to a 0 mile state and implement upgrades.

Croatia – the U.S. Government donated 162 M-ATV in April 2014.

United Arab Emirates – In 2012, 750 M-ATVs were ordered and a second order in September 2014 for another 44 from U.S. surplus stocks.

Others – The vehicle appears to have used by several countries in the War in Afghanistan. The BBC News reported that in 2011, 5 Polish soliders were killed in an M-ATV when it hit an IED.

Potential Operators

Saudi Arabia – Reported that in September 2013 negotiations for an order for an undisclosed number of M-ATV had began. There is no information on Oshkosh newsroom on this or updates.

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The Oshkosh Defense® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle

The Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) answers the armed forces’ urgent need for manoeuvrability and survivability. Derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, the M-ATV is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates durable, patented components such as the TAK-4® independent suspension system and other battle-proven technologies to assure the highest degree of performance on every mission. The M-ATV design combines the crew protection military forces have come to expect in MRAP vehicles with the extreme mobility and durability needed to negotiate treacherous off-road terrain. It has been tested and proven in battle and has demonstrated its performance capabilities each and every time.

•MTVR-based chassis with TAK-4® independent suspension system
•Mature, effective, battle-tested armour configuration
•Proven, durable, best-in-class mobility for rugged terrain and 70 percent off-road duty
•Minimizes operator and maintenance training; maximizes crew effectiveness

The M-ATV uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent suspension system to provide superior off-road mobility as well as support vehicle upgrades, such as heavier armour. The system, which has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing, provides 16 inches of independent wheel travel and helps the vehicle achieve a 70-percent off-road profile capability to negotiate harsh cross-country terrain and unimproved roads.

Oshkosh Defense teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced composite and V-Shaped armour hull belly solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the armour system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAP’s and thousands of Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Armoured Cabs already in theatre.

Oshkosh Defense® M-ATV Base Upgrade

The Oshkosh® M-ATV base upgrade takes the manoeuvrability and survivability of the standard M-ATV and ratchets it up. With upgrades that can be retrofitted to existing M-ATVs, the M-ATV base upgrade accommodates more needs of military personnel and helps them full-fill even more missions safely and successfully. Incorporating rugged, durable, patented components such as the TAK-4® independent suspension system and other battle-proven technologies, the M-ATV base upgrade provides unsurpassed mobility, protection and reliability on every mission as well as upgrades to further aid in mission success.

•Larger windshield for improved visibility
•Rear cargo access door, hood steps and hand holds
•Improved spotlights and IR driving lights
•Larger, more accessible exterior storage boxes
•Mounts for HEED bottles

Oshkosh Defense® M-ATV Tactical Ambulance Vehicle

Derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, the Oshkosh® M-ATV ambulance is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that meets the same key performance points as the standard M-ATV – unsurpassed mobility, protection and reliability. It’s also a fully functional ambulance with state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies as well as sufficient room to care for injured personnel. Configured to expedite litter load time, the M-ATV ambulance incorporates combat-proven components such as TAK-4® independent suspension and an advanced armour system to maximize mobility and protection.

•Two litter or four ambulatory transportation
•Side-by-side litter positioning
•Low litter load times
•Ability to carry up to four ambulatory patients in multiple configurations

Oshkosh Defense® M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle

Like the standard MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Oshkosh® M-ATV special forces vehicle is derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, and is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the TAK-4® independent suspension system with battle-tested technology to maximize manoeuvrability and crew safety. It’s also adapted for sophisticated, specific and technical missions, offering the visibility, control, storage, payload capacity, durability and mobility vital to mission success.

•Larger windshield for improved visibility
•5th seat which converts to gunner stand and is compatible with RWS
•Rear cargo access door
•Increased usable crew compartment volume through redesigned GFE rack and cargo deck

Oshkosh Defense® M-ATV Multi-Mission Vehicle

The M-ATV multi-mission vehicle is specifically configured to adapt to various missions, including command and control, reconnaissance, TOW ITAS and troop carrying profiles. Its speed and mobility provide increased security and additional response and manoeuvring time, and its ability to mount surveillance equipment increases platform capabilities. It also offers flexible interior configuration to accommodate specific mission needs and assure maximum crew comfort. With combat-tested components like TAK-4® independent suspension and an advanced armour system, the M-ATV multi-mission vehicle provides the proven, survivable solution for forces running multiple missions.

•Maximum configuration flexibility for a variety of missions
•Proven, durable, best-in-class mobility for rugged terrain and 70 percent off-road duty
•Minimizes operator and maintenance training; maximizes crew effectiveness
•Mature, effective, battle-tested armour configuration

Oshkosh Defense® M-ATV 2.5 Cargo Vehicle

The Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 2.5 cargo vehicle has the durability and mobility to get the armed forces the supplies they need, even in the most treacherous circumstances. With a cargo bed expanded to 6×8 feet, it has the capacity to carry whatever it needs. And with multiple configuration options, including shelter provisions and covered cargo transportation, it can be customized to meet specific mission needs. Derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, the M-ATV 2.5 cargo vehicle is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the combat-proven TAK-4® independent suspension system and advanced armour solutions needed for maximum crew survivability.

•MTVR-based cargo deck
•Provides shelter and covered cargo transportation
•Ability to mount various HMMWV shelters and various weapon applications
•Proven, durable, best-in-class mobility for rugged terrain and 70 percent off-road duty

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