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Oshkosh M-ATV[1]
Mine resistant ambush protected ATV.jpg
Type MRAP (armored vehicle)
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by US Armed Forces
Wars Afghanistan
Production history
Designer Oshkosh Truck/Plasan
Designed 2009
Manufacturer Oshkosh Truck
Unit cost $470,000
Produced 2009
Number built 5219 ordered
Weight Gross weight: 32,500 lb
Crew 4+1 gunner

Armor Plasan composite
Engine Caterpillar C7
Power/weight 25 hp/ton
Payload capacity 4000 lb
Transmission Allison 3500SP
Suspension 4x4, TAK-4 independent suspension
320 mi
Speed 65 mph

The Oshkosh M-ATV is an MRAP armored fighting vehicle developed to have the same levels of protection as previous MRAPs but with improved mobility. It utilizes the MTVR chassis and TAK-4 suspension with the Plasan designed armored hull developed for the Northrop Grumman/Oshkosh JLTV.[2]

First of the M-ATVs on its way to Afghanistan

Originally one of five candidates down selected for the M-ATV (MRAP All Terrain Vehicle) program, the Oshkosh M-ATV was chosen on 30 June 2009 to be the sole winner of the contest. Oshkosh Corporation received an initial order for 2,244 vehicles in a contract worth US$1.06B.[3][4] The order has since grown to 5,219 M-ATVs for $2.76 billion.[5]

According to the United States Marine Corps program officer for MRAP, Brigadier General Michael Brogan, the Oshkosh M-ATV was chosen because it had the best survivability and Oshkosh had the best technical and manufacturing capabilities of all the competitors. The Oshkosh bid was also the second cheapest. The first vehicles arrived in Afghanistan in October 2009 and all should be delivered by March 2010.[6][7][8][9][10]

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