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14 octobre 2015 3 14 /10 /octobre /2015 16:20
Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 6×6 Technology Demonstrator

Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 6×6 Technology Demonstrator

13.10.2015 by Sergyi Way - army-guide.com

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is unveiling the Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 6×6 Technology Demonstrator, at AUSA in Washington, D.C. October 12-14, 2015. The M-ATV 6×6 Technology Demonstrator builds upon the protection and off-road mobility performance of the battle-proven M-ATVs, while providing more interior volume for up to 15 soldiers, as well as greater payload capacity and all-wheel steer for exceptional maneuverability.

“It’s never been more important for troops to have vehicles that effectively balance protection, payload, modularity and mobility to carry out missions in any environment or threat level,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John M. Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “The M-ATV 6×6 Technology Demonstrator was developed to transport a full squad with their required mission equipment and provide more power on the battlefield – all while maintaining MRAP level protection and off-road mobility.”

The Oshkosh M-ATV 6×6 Technology Demonstrator is multi-mission ready, allowing crews – whose roles may rapidly change – to have the right vehicle to perform that mission. The combined benefits from the TAK-4® independent suspension and the M-ATV 6×6’s all wheel steer enables maneuverability across any type of terrain on the modern battlefield.

Oshkosh Introduces New Advanced Driver Assist Systems

At AUSA, Oshkosh is also introducing the Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) kits for any vehicle platform to help troops operate their vehicles safely in harsh conditions and difficult terrain. The Oshkosh ADAS kits use intelligent technologies to help increase driver control and response – during both peacetime and combat operations. The Oshkosh ADAS has three levels of performance:

  • ADAS Tier 1: A camera-based technology that allows the vehicle to see where drivers cannot. Active alerts enhance driver awareness to mitigate collisions.
  • ADAS Tier 2: Electronic Stability Control kit and radar-based technologies assist drivers with an additional layer of active safety. Tier 2 includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to maintain a following gap with a lead vehicle and Collision Mitigation Braking (CMB) to help slow the vehicle if a crash is imminent.
  • ADAS Tier 3: Equips drivers with comprehensive technologies for accident avoidance. Tier 3 combines all of the technologies from Tier 1 & Tier 2, making it Oshkosh’s most comprehensive safety solution.

The winning JLTV solution from Oshkosh, M-ATV 6×6 Technology Demonstrator and Global Integrated Product Support (GIPS) kiosk will be showcased on the second floor at AUSA in the Oshkosh Defense booth #6643. Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the company’s vehicles, technologies and services.

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27 février 2015 5 27 /02 /février /2015 17:20
Oshkosh Defense, EOS, and Orbital ATK Demo Live Fire Capabilities


Feb 18, 2015 ASDNews Source : Oshkosh Corporation


Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, recently collaborated with EOS and Orbital ATK for a live fire demonstration at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Standard Base (SXB) was outfitted with an EOS R-400 fire control system integrated with Orbital ATK’s M230LF 30mm lightweight automatic chain gun to demonstrate the viability and lethal effectiveness of a medium caliber weapon system equipped M-ATV.

The combat-proven Oshkosh M-ATV is designed to accommodate a wide variety of weapon systems. Its exceptional off-road mobility and integrated protection provide capabilities for the most challenging operations. This live fire demonstration showcased improved accuracy in mobile engagements and integrated improved lethality on the M-ATV using a multi-role, multi-target automatic gun combined with a 3-axis stabilized Remote Weapon Station (RWS). Advanced performance data was captured from both the vehicle and the weapon system during the demonstration that included weapon and ammunition data, range and ambient environment, and vehicle attitude and dynamics.


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26 février 2015 4 26 /02 /février /2015 17:50
Polish Special Forces MRAP Vehicles Photo ppłk Artur Goławski

Polish Special Forces MRAP Vehicles Photo ppłk Artur Goławski


26 February by Jakub Palowski - defence24.pl


45 mine-resistant MRAP M-ATV vehicles, supplied by the US, were handed-off for the Polish Special Forces in Cracow.


The Polish Special Forces received 45 M-ATV vehicles. The hand-off ceremony took place in Cracow and the US Ambassador in Poland Stephen D. Mull participated in that event. Delivery of the MRAP vehicles is being carried out within the framework of the Excess Defense Articles programme, the standard way that the U.S. military gives leftover equipment to allies. Earlier Poland had received Oliver Hazard Perry vessels or C-130 Hercules transport planes in that way.


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15 février 2015 7 15 /02 /février /2015 12:45
U.S. Army M-ATV

U.S. Army M-ATV


February 11, 2015: Strategy page


The United States is providing the 21,000 AU (African Union) peacekeepers in Somalia with twenty MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles to provide peacekeepers with additional protection while patrolling areas where mines and roadside bombs are still a problem. These MRAPs will replace older (late 1980s vintage) and lighter Casspir vehicles. These are from South Africa which is where the modern MRAP design was invented and for over a decade Casspir vehicles were among the best MRAP type vehicles you could get.


The U.S. is apparently providing a much newer design, the M-ATV (MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle) to the Somalia peacekeepers. These are refurbished after service in Afghanistan and more can be sent if needed. M-ATV is a 15 ton, 4x4 (with independent wheel suspension) armored vehicle. Payload is 1.8 tons, and it can carry five passengers (including a gunner). Top speed is 105 kilometers an hour, and road range on internal fuel is 515 kilometers. The M-ATV is slightly larger than a hummer. An M-ATV costs about $800,000, not including transportation. It cost about $150,000 each to fly one into Afghanistan.


The M-ATV design was heavily influenced by earlier American experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. This includes much better off road capabilities. After 2009 several thousand M-ATVs were sent to Afghanistan and troops found that the M-ATV can safely handle a lot of cross country travel that would be dangerous for a conventional MRAP. But, like taking a tracked vehicle (like a tank) off road, you can't just drive it anywhere. Even a tracked vehicle will flip, or lose a track (hit an obstacle that will tear the tracks from the wheels) if you don't drive carefully. Same deal with the M-ATV. Off the road, this is a more stable and forgiving MRAP, and commanders are coming up with new tactics to take advantage of it. The enemy can no longer assume all MRAPs will stay on the road.


The M-ATV design improved on the fact that all other MRAPs were, after all, just heavy trucks. The basic MRAP capsule design produces a high center of gravity that makes the vehicles prone to flipping over easily. They are also large vehicles, causing maneuverability problems when going through narrow streets. Most MRAPs don't have a lot of torque, being somewhat underpowered for their size. And, being wheeled vehicles, they are not very good at cross country movement (especially considering the high center of gravity.) The M-ATV was designed to deal with all of these problems.


The rush to get MRAPs to Afghanistan is all about reducing casualties. Anyone in these vehicles is much less likely to be killed by a roadside bomb. The math is simple. If all the troops who encountered these bombs were in a MRAP, casualties would be about 65 percent less. About two-thirds of all casualties in Afghanistan are from roadside bombs. Thus these vehicles reduced overall casualties by about a third.

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25 septembre 2013 3 25 /09 /septembre /2013 12:30
Oshkosh Delivers M-ATVs to UAE

Oshkosh Defense recently delivered the last of the 750 M-ATVs sold to UAE. (Oshkosh Defense)


Sep. 24, 2013 - By PAUL McLEARY – Defense news


Company Says It's Working on Saudi Deal


QUANTICO, VA. — Oshkosh Defense finished shipping the last of the 750 MRAP-All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) sold to the United Arab Emirates, and is working on a deal with Saudi Arabia for an undisclosed number of the lighter MRAPs, company officials here said.


John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs for the company, said that Oshkosh is working on a long-term maintenance and supply agreement with the UAE to keep those M-ATVs humming. The UAE deal was announced in July 2012, and deliveries were completed this past August.


Since the potential Saudi deal is still in its early stages, Bryant said he could not provide any additional details, though he does expect announcements to be made by the end of the year.


Since the program came on line in 2009, the US Army, Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command purchased about 8,700 M-ATVs for use in Afghanistan, but as part of the overall divesture of its wartime MRAP fleet, the government will keep about 5,600 of them, with the Special Ops Command retaining about 250 vehicles.


Bryant said that the US government is planning on re-fitting almost all of the vehicles that come back from Afghanistan at its own government depots, but that Oshkosh’s supplier base should still see plenty of work funneling parts and technical expertise to the depots to finish up the work.


He also said that the company’s supplier base should stay pretty healthy over the next several years given the amount of work they have servicing Oshkosh’s heavy and medium vehicle fleets, as well.


“We don’t see any drying up of our supply base,” he said.


The company is also working on a series of safety, survivability, and mobility upgrades for the vehicles as they come home, including suspension upgrades and a new communications suite for international customers that would allow them to integrate more — and different — radios onto the platforms.


As one of the three finalists for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, Bryant is concerned about the fact that the program’s managers say that they’ll run out of money to continue testing by next summer, unless they receive an infusion of cash.


Still, he said, the company is continuing to perform its own testing on the JLTV, and is eager to share that information with the government if they need it.

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4 septembre 2013 3 04 /09 /septembre /2013 12:20
M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle (SFV) - Oshkosh Defense

M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle (SFV) - Oshkosh Defense

Sep 2, 2013 ASDNews Source : Oshkosh Corporation


Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is presenting its M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle (SFV), designed to protect troops and overcome rugged off-road terrain in demanding special operations missions, at the 21st International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO, Sept. 2-5 in Kielce, Poland.


“As Poland prepares to lead NATO’s special operations in Europe, Oshkosh Defense has the right mix of special forces expertise and advanced vehicles to meet the most demanding mission requirements,” said Serge Buchakjian, Senior Vice President and General Manager for International Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Our M-ATV SFV offers Polish Armed Forces a modern, protected and highly mobile vehicle that is already supporting special operations. Additionally, as a global manufacturer, we retain partnerships with local industries in select markets and can ensure value is delivered to local economies.”


The M-ATV SFV is part of the Oshkosh Defense MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) family of vehicles, which also includes the base vehicle, Tactical Ambulance, Multi-Mission Vehicle (MMV) and 2.5 Cargo. Coalition forces are currently using the M-ATV in Afghanistan for protection against threats such as improvised explosive devices (IED) and to overcome the country’s rugged off-road terrain. The M-ATV uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to support challenging tactical operations in rugged and mountainous off-road terrain. Battle-tested technology focused on crew safety meets Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle standards.


To date, Oshkosh Defense has delivered more than 9,500 life-saving M-ATVs to U.S. and global forces.


Oshkosh Defense developed the M-ATV SFV in close cooperation with U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to meet the U.S. Special Forces’ demanding operational requirements. Such collaboration is intrinsic to the approach Oshkosh takes to meeting each customer’s specific mission profile. Among the many changes made to the base M-ATV to meet special forces’ needs in the SFV variant are a modified cargo deck, intended to accept specialized equipment based on each mission’s requirements, and larger front windscreens for increased visibility.


In addition to the vehicle on display, Oshkosh Defense also will present at MSPO its Integrated Product Support (IPS) capabilities, a comprehensive vehicle-service portfolio designed to optimize fleet readiness and life-cycle costs. Oshkosh IPS offerings include training services, instruction manuals, maintenance and repairs, parts supply, and fleet restoration services.

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10 avril 2013 3 10 /04 /avril /2013 07:20


credits defensemedianetwork.com


Apr. 8, 2013 - By PAUL MCLEARY  - Defense News


WASHINGTON — If the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, deploys to Afghanistan this year to act as a security forces advise-and-assist team mentoring Afghan troops, they’ll likely introduce a weapon to the battlefield: the Boar Battle Wagon.


Two privates from the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment “Wild Boars” constructed the beast at Fort Polk, La., during their train-up for the mission this winter. It consists of a John Deere Gator ATV stacked with the Army’s newest and most anticipated communications equipment.



Lt. Col. Al Boyer, the commander of 2/30, said he was looking for a way to use the Capability Set 13 suite of radios, mission command and on a platform lighter than a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle, to have connectivity in places where the hulking armored vehicle is too big to go.


The two privates equipped the vehicle with satellite voice capability and a Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below system. It also has access to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance feeds. They loaded it on a CH-47 Chinook with a small generator to keep everything running and dropped it on top of a mountain, where Boyer was able to stay in contact with his soldiers.


In Afghanistan, “I need to be expeditionary,” Boyer said. “So essentially, we can drive this thing up on the back of a ’47, fly it up to some austere environment, pull it out, fire up the generator and, essentially, I had every single thing on the back of that vehicle that I could have in my [tactical operations center] in a hardwired structure.”


Boyer praised the CS13 package his soldiers used during their training rotation, saying it “will save people’s lives in Afghanistan, especially as we transition to retrograde and advising our Afghan partners. That situational awareness in those small teams is critical.”


At the training center, the unit created a BOLO list (short for “be on the lookout”) with the names and descriptions of suspects they were hunting. They blasted it through the CS13 system “so every single soldier out there on the battlefield had the BOLO list” available on the smartphone-like devices they were equipped with.


After that, “we started rolling up the network significantly.” The opposition force told him that “those checkpoints significantly impacted their operations” because soldiers could now spot any suspects that might be coming through, Boyer said.


“Capability Set 13 is a great out-of-contact system” he continued, adding that once a fight starts he wants his soldiers to be focused on the fight and not fiddling with their radios and smartphones.


“What it does out of contact is immediately following contact you can drop [virtual] chem lights and say ‘this is where the enemy is,’ or drop a request for help or you can take a picture and send it back, or you can locate personnel on the ground who are not in contact” for things such as casualty evacuation.

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