Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is offering five Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants to meet a full range of mission requirements for armed forces around the world.
Collectively, the battle-proven M-ATV Family of Vehicles offers the best combination of protection and off-road mobility performance for peacekeeping, internal security, border security, special forces, counterinsurgency and conventional military operations. The M-ATV Family of Vehicles includes:
M-ATV Special Forces;
«Whether soldiers are mobilized for large force-on-force wars, unconventional conflicts, or routine security operations, militaries require tactical vehicles that will allow them to carry out their mission in any environment, climate or threat level», said Bill Mooney, regional vice president of Middle East and North Africa for Oshkosh Defense. «The common fleet of the Oshkosh M-ATV Family of Vehicles optimizes fleet readiness and maintainability while providing versatility for even more mission capabilities».
The global M-ATV platform achieves industry leading off-road performance with the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system. The TAK-4 independent suspension system delivers exceptional mobility in places where off-road terrain and unpaved roads dominate the landscape. The latest generation Oshkosh M-ATV provides response, improved ride quality, and support capabilities to soldiers for a range of offensive and defensive missions across a wide range of environments.
Oshkosh Defense combines the latest technologies to develop an advanced Core1080 crew protection system, to achieve proven best-in-class performance and protection. From blast mitigation, advanced suspensions and drivetrains, integrated C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and beyond – the Oshkosh Core1080 comprehensive approach increases survivability and gives soldiers the confidence they need as they complete their missions outside the wire.
To date, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for nearly 10,000 M-ATVs from the U.S. military and Middle East armed forces.
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, introduced its MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Extended Wheel Base Medical (EXM) variant at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015, taking place February 22-26 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Oshkosh designed the M-ATV EXM to provide off-road mobility and MRAP-level protection to military medics on ambulatory missions in high-threat environments.
«There is no mission more important than keeping troops safe, including the medics and their patients on the battlefield», said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. «An increasing number of troops and medics are suffering injuries – often life threatening – while trying to deliver care and evacuate the injured in commercial-based ambulances. The Oshkosh M-ATV EXM combines best-in-class off-road mobility with a life-saving crew protection system for urgent medical care in landscapes that are too rugged for other ambulances».
The Oshkosh Defense M-ATV EXM provides urgent evacuation capabilities while shielding patients and medics from enemy fire. The M-ATV’s lightweight ramp and unique «easy glide» system can load two litter-bound patients – on any NATO-standard litter – in less than two minutes. The tactical ambulance has enough interior capacity to simultaneously transport two litter-bound patients, two ambulatory patients, a medic, commander and driver. The M-ATV EXM’s customizable internal configuration also enables equipment to be accessed quickly by a centrally positioned medic. The vehicle supports standard MRAP Medical Equipment Sets (MES) and requirements such as a universal mounting system, secured storage units, and Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) mounted storage bags.
The M-ATV EXM is a variant of the Oshkosh Defense M-ATV Family of Vehicles, which includes two multi-mission models – the M-ATV Standard and M-ATV Extended. The M-ATV Standard model provides response and support capabilities for a range of offensive and defensive missions in off-road environments, and the M-ATV Extended model delivers increased capacity for additional troops and equipment to support multiple mission profiles. M-ATV EXM delivers gold-standard off-road mobility and optimal protection against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other battlefield threats. Oshkosh’s proprietary TAK-4 independent suspension system provides superior ride quality, including a smoother drive in rough terrain to enable better patient care and preserve the longevity of medical equipment. The M-ATV’s crew protection system is designed for today’s most prevalent threats and can be customized to deliver the highest standards of MRAP-level protection. Furthermore, the M-ATV EXM’s silhouette is the same as the other M-ATV Extended Wheel Base variants, which prevents it from standing out as an obvious target in theater.
Oshkosh M-ATV EXM
Purpose-built military ambulance with complete access to patients and medical equipment.
Fully customizable design for medical equipment.
MRAP-level protection and unmatched mobility for medical evacuation operations.
Fully protected, single compartment crew capsule
Integrated blast protection
TAK-4 independent suspension system
Accommodates two crew members, one medic, two ambulatory patients and two litter-bound patients
Centrally positioned medic with easy access to patients and medical equipment
Vinyl floor covering in medic area is easy to clean and sanitize
Customizable work area supports standard MRAP Medical Equipment Sets (MES) with a universal mounting system
Dual-rear hatches with mechanical spring assist reduces opening size and minimizes load and close procedures
Loading ramp with forward locking mechanism glides and secures any NATO-standard litter into position
Complete all load, secure and close procedures for both litters in less than two minutes
Similar silhouette to other M-ATV Extended Wheelbase variants reduces the risk of medic crews becoming targets
Underbody Improvement Kit (UIK) integrated into EXM design