Oshkosh Defense showcases its S-ATV combat vehicle at SOFEX 2018 Jordan

American Company Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company showcases its Special Purposes All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX), that takes place May 8-10 in Amman, Jordan. The S-ATV was unveiled at Modern Day Marine exhibition in September 2012.

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American Company Oshkosh Defense showcases its S-ATV Special Purposes All-Terrain Vehicle at SOFEX 2018, Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference in Amman, Jordan. May 8, 2018. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The S-ATV is lightweight and agile, with a modular design to meet a diverse range of mission requirements for armed forces in the United States, Middle East, and around the world. This new Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) was especially designed to perform unconventional and reconnaissance missions.

“Building on the success of Oshkosh’s proven off-road military vehicles, the Oshkosh S-ATV is a military-grade platform that is rugged, versatile, and built for speed,” said Mike Ivy, Vice President and General Manager of International Programs, Oshkosh Defense. “With its superior levels of off-road mobility and maneuverability, as well as its ability to disembark aircraft with primary weapons ready to fire in 60 seconds or less, the S-ATV enables Special Forces units to deploy quickly with stealth and agility in the most severe environments.”

The S-ATV comes equipped with the Oshkosh TAK-4i® intelligent independent suspension system, providing soldiers with superior maneuverability and a smooth ride. The Oshkosh S-ATV can operate in the harshest terrain with a 70 percent off-road profile capability and cruising range of 800 km at 110 kilometers per hour, with a top speed of 145 km/h.

The S-ATV is fitted with a 360° ring mount circular station mounted on the top middle of the crew compartment which can be armed with a 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun. Another 7.62mm or 5.56mm is mounted at the rear of the vehicle. A swivel weapon station with one 7.62 mm or 5.56mm machine is available on the side window for the vehicle commander.