Caiman MTV BAE Systems

6x6 MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

Caiman MTV MRAP BAE Systems multi theater mine resistant protected vehicle United States American 925 001

Description

The Caiman MTV from BAE Systems is a heavily armored, high mobility MRAP vehicle designed to meet the tactical mission requirements in Afghanistan and the variable environments of today’s and tomorrow’s operations. The Caiman MTV is designed and manufactured by the International Defense Company BAE Systems. By combining the Caiman’s proven crew and cargo capsule with an improved chassis that leverages readily available, commercial off the shelf (COTS) technology, the Caiman MTV is the perfect balance of interior capacity, tactical mobility and survivability required for troop transport, command and control and medical units. The Caiman MTV is 95 percent commonality with tactical wheeled vehicle National Stock Numbers already fielded in support of Operation Enduring Freedom means parts are available in theater. At the upcoming AUSA Winter event taking place in Ft. Lauderdale , FL February 2010, BAE Systems is introducing the Caiman Multi-Theater Vehicle (MTV) - a new configuration of the combat-proven Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, implementing lessons learned from Iraq in a platform designed to operate effectively in Afghanistan. BAE Systems first demonstrated the vehicle to Army leaders on January 26 at Michigan Proving Grounds. The vehicle’s second demonstration occurred February 10 during the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) Vehicle Systems Demonstration Technology Rodeo in Carson City, Nevada. Thee 01 September 2010, Texas-BAE Systems has been awarded a $629 million contract from the U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Joint Program Office (JPO) to upgrade 1,700 Caiman MRAP vehicles. The upgraded vehicle, called the Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle (MTV), integrates a refurbished and improved armored capsule from an existing Caiman with a new high-power automotive power train, chassis and independent suspension. These enhancements will provide greater levels of mobility and survivability necessary for challenging and varied environments and enemy threats.

Variants:

The Caiman MTV can be rapidly fielded to meet emerging, specialized requirements, including Command and Control On-the-Move, ambulance and troop transport.


Technical Data

Armament
The Caiman MTV can be fitted with armored glass turret, armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun. The Caiman MTV is also ready to be equipped with a remote controlled weapon station armed with weapons up to 12.7mm calibre or an 40 mm automatic grenade launcher..
Design and protection
The protection of the Caiman MTV armoured vehicle is MRAP level. The Caiman MTV combines the right balance of armor, weight and mobility to withstand the larger IEDs encountered in Afghanistan, as well as explosively formed penetrators, rocket-propelled grenades and other significant threats. The Caiman MTV achieves greater survivability through an enhanced monolithic floor, a concentrically-formed C-channel frame and best-in-class blast absorbing seats and fire suppression systems. The monolithic floor plate, employed on the Caiman MTV, eliminates floor separation during an IED blast comparable to the MRAP Capability Development Document (CDD) objective requirement.
Mobility
The cost-effective Caiman MTV features an improved lateral stability, a robust independent suspension, and an upgraded temperature control system to navigate Afghanistan’s extreme temperature changes and harsh terrain. The Caiman MTV uses a 6 x 6 chassis, with two wheels at the front and four wheels at the rear. The Caiman MTV is motorised with Caterpillar C9 Heavy Duty Diesel engine, 6-Cylinder, Electronic Controlled, Fuel-Injected Turbocharged and Aftercooled, EPA Certified. The Caterpillar C9 engine is coupled to a Caterpillar CX28 automatic transmission with six speeds.
Accessories
The vehicle’s enhanced monolithic floor, concentrically formed C-channel frame, blast-absorbing seats and the latest fire-suppression systems improve survivability. The new Caiman configuration can be delivered either as a new vehicle or chassis upgrade. The Caiman MTV can ford to a maximum depth of 915 mm without preparation.

Specifications

Armament Armor
The basic version can be fitted with a 7,62 mm or 12,7 mm machine gun. V-hull deflects the blast of a land mine or improvised explosive device (IED) away from the vehicle to protect its occupants.
Country users Weight
United States, United Arab Emirates, Libya  27,546 kg
Designer Country Speed
United States 124 km/h
Accessories Range
Central tire inflation system, air conditioning, fire suppression system. ?
Crew Dimensions
2 + 8 soldiers Lenght: 7,48 m; Width: 2,58 m; Height: 2,96 m

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