New version of M-ATV 4x4 MRAP vehicle upgraded by the U.S. Marines Depot Maintenance 13001171

Military Defense Industry Technology - US Marines M-ATV
 
New version of M-ATV 4x4 MRAP vehicle upgraded by the U.S. Marines Depot Maintenance.
The newest version of M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle is currently being upgraded, refurbished and up-armored for both the Marine Corps and Air Force at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California.
     
The newest version of M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle is currently being upgraded, refurbished and up-armored for both the Marine Corps and Air Force at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California.
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles have finished their upgrades, armor improvements and await road testing at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California, Jan. 12, 2017.
     
For U.S. Marine Corps, the M-ATV is a replacement of the HUMVEE (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) which offers not enough protection against the new threats of the battlefield. The thin layer sheet metal of standard HUMVEE does not have the same protection as the Oshkosh M-ATV. The section of the M-ATV containing the driver and occupants is heavily protected by armor.

Currently, the Marine Depot Maintenance Command works on a split line between Air Force and Marine Corps M-ATVs at a rate of about 16 to 20 a month. It takes about three to four weeks for each vehicle and the total repair cycle time for all the vehicles is 120 days.

The M-ATV of US marine Corps is fitted with a manual turret operated directly by a Marine from on top of the vehicle. The US. air Force has a CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station ) turret
mounted on the roof of the vehicle which can be from inside the cab of the M-ATV.

According the former Marine Daniel Contreras, the M-ATV offers high level of protection thanks to the use of metal armor having three layers. The original plating which is covered by a much heavier and wider second layer of steel, which is then overlaid with dense foam.

The foam is a crumple zone so it absorbs a lot of the impact versus a solid plate of steel, which gives us three layers of protection.

The M-ATV is very suitable for carrying out missions the mountainous terrain in Afghanistan that are unsuitable for not only the wide M1 Abrams main battle tanks but the previous generation of MRAP vehicles, as well, added Daniel Contreras.
     
The newest version of M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle is currently being upgraded, refurbished and up-armored for both the Marine Corps and Air Force at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California. Crew capsules of several Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, or M-ATV, sit awaiting repair and upgrade at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Jan. 12, 2017.
 

 

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