Oshkosh is unveiling its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 6x6 Technology Demonstrator, at the ongoing AUSA in Washington, D.C.
The M-ATV 6x6 Technology Demonstrator builds upon the protection and off-road mobility performance of the 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 6x6 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,”he said.
The Oshkosh M-ATV 6x6 Technology Demonstrator is multi-mission ready, allowing crews to have the right vehicle to perform that mission. The TAK-4 independent suspension and the M-ATV 6x6’s all wheel steer enables maneuverability across any type of terrain on the modern battlefield.
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. A camera-based technology for the tier 1 ADAS allows the vehicle to see where drivers cannot. Active alerts enhance driver awareness to mitigate collisions.
Tier 2 ADAS 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.
Tier 3 combines all of the technologies from Tier 1 & Tier 2.