Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is introducing new Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX), taking place May 5-8 in Amman, Jordan.
Oshkosh is evolving the combat-proven M-ATV family of vehicles to meet a more diverse range of mission requirements and needs for armed forces in the Middle East, North Africa region, and around the world.
The expanded global M-ATV family of vehicles includes two multi-mission models – the M-ATV Standard and M-ATV Extended, each with multiple variants. The M-ATV Standard is designed to provide response and support capabilities for a range of offensive and defensive missions in off-road environments.
The M-ATV Extended delivers increased capacity for additional troops and equipment to support a wider assortment of mission profiles, such as mounted infantry support, explosive ordnance support and command-and-control. Variants include:
- M-ATV Standard Base (SXB)
- M-ATV Standard Upgrade (SXU)
- M-ATV Standard Special Forces (SXF)
- M-ATV Extended Intervention (EXI)
- M-ATV Extended Engineer (EXE)
- M-ATV Extended Command (EXC)
All M-ATVs deliver industry gold standard off-road performance and feature common components, such as the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system, and offer integrated cab crew protection. Collectively, the family meets a wider range of protection, performance, payload and transportability requirements for peacekeeping, internal security, border security, Special Forces, counterinsurgency and conventional military operations.
“The Oshkosh M-ATV already stands alone as the battle-tested, highly mobile MRAP of choice for a full range of missions,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of Oshkosh Defense.
“Our new M-ATV variants expand on this life-saving platform to address a more diverse mix of mission profiles and specialized functionality, threat levels and cost targets, so troops get the vehicle that’s right for their specific needs,” he added.
The latest generation Oshkosh M-ATV is on display at SOFEX 2014. The M-ATV has been in service with U.S. Forces since 2009 to meet an urgent need for a lighter, more mobile MRAP vehicle. The global M-ATV family of vehicles are configured to perform in various mission profiles, in a standard or extended wheel base.
Oshkosh Defense’s unique systems integration processes and expertise allows command, control, communications and computer (C4) equipment for the M-ATV to be integrated at the vehicle design stage. A “first-pass” approach helps optimize ergonomics, reduce system interference and minimize costs. Oshkosh also offers the full range of sustainment services through its Integrated Product Support (IPS) group to support everything from M-ATV training and technical manuals to maintenance and parts support.
To date, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for nearly 10,000 M-ATVs from the U.S. military and Middle East armed forces, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.