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MRAP Light Tactical Vehicles

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected

The MRAP Program of the US Military was born in the 2000s during the US Military Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several MRAP Vehicle Designs were accepted by the US Military for Emergency Production and Use in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect against the rapidly rising use of Ambush Attack on US Military Personnel while travelling in vehicles. The MRAP is a Military Light Tactical Vehicle designed specifically to withstand Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks and Ambushes. Common features include an impenetrable armored Crew Survivability Capsule, seperation of fuel and powertrain from the crew and angular surfaces on the underside of the crew capsule to deflect blast waves.

MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Cougar RG21 RG31
MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle in Afghanistan

MRAP Cougar Technical Specifications

Dimensions
Length: 19.41 ft (5.91 m)
Width: 9.0 ft (2.74 m)
8.67 ft (2.64 m)
Curb Weight: 32,000 lb (14,515 kg)
Gross Weight: 38,000 lb (17,237 kg)[2]
Mobility
Engine: Caterpillar C-7 Diesel 330 HP (243 kW)
Transmission: Allison 3500SP 7-Speed automatic
Suspension: 6×6 wheeled
Ground Clearance: 15 in (410 mm)
Maximum Speed: 65 mph (105 km/h)
Operational Range: 600 miles (966 km)

MRAP RG-31 Technical Specifications

Crew
Driver
Co-Driver
Upto 6 Passengers
Dimensions
Length: 6.40 m (21 ft)
Width: 6.40 m (21 ft)
Height: 6.40 m (21 ft)
Weight: 7,280 kg
Mobility
Engine: Daimler-Benz OM352A 123 hp
Engine: Iveco Tector F4AE0681D
Engine: Detroit Diesel
Engine: Cummins 6.7L QSB 275 hp
Engine: Weichai WD615
Suspension: 4×4-wheeled
Operational Range: 900 km (559 mi)
Maximum Speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)

MRAP MaxxPro Technical Specifications

Crew
Driver
Co-Driver
Upto 7 Passengers
Dimensions
Length: 21.17–23.5 ft (6.5–7.2 m)
Width: 8.25 ft(2.5 m)
Height: 10 ft (3 m)
Weight (Min): 28,000 lbs (12,700 kg)
Weight (Max): 32,000 lbs (14,515 kg)
Mobility
Engine: 9.3L, MaxxForce D9.3I6 330hp (or 375hp)
Powertrain Cooling: Liquid Cooled
Transmission: Allison 3500SP 7-Speed automatic
Suspension: 4×4, wheeled semi-elliptical leaf springs
Ground Clearance: 14" (0.35 m)

Biography of the MRAP

During the Iraq and Afghanistan Military Campaigns by NATO, a growing need was identified for vehicles that could move small cargo and personnel in all-terrains with protection against Mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other Ambushes. The need gave rise to the introduction of Hardened Engineer Vehicles (HEV) where the MRAP Cougar was the first fielded design by the US Marine Corps. When the US Army joined in the use of the vehicle, it was renamed to the Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV).

The Cougar as a JERRV showed great protective performance in the first few months of use and became of political prominence for the protection of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US Government ordered an emergency development of more models with emergency production and deployment. The vehicle was renamed to the MRAP and the rapid deployment of more than 4000 vehicles to the battlefields became known as the MRAP Program.

The MRAP Program produced many variants and variants of variants. The MRAP Vehicles, since the end of use in Iraq and Afghanistan, have found their way into many militaries' fleets as well as civilian law enforcement agencies.

MRAP Weapon Systems Designator Codes (WSDC)

  • M6A - BAE SA/GDLS CAT 2 (MRAP) 5010
  • MRA - PARENT WSDC FOR ALL ARMY MRAP VEHICLES 3834
  • AXA - MRAP BAE SA/GDLS-CAT 2 (RG31A2M1) 3753
  • B6A - MRAP BAE SA/GDLS-CAT 2 (RG31A2M1 W/RTR) 3743
  • M1A - BAE CAT I (MRAP) NSN:2320-01-552-5173 3618
  • MDA - BAE CAT 2 (MRAP LRIP10) NSN:2355-01-562-6675 353
  • MIA - BAE/AMBULANCE CAT 2 (MRAP LRIP1-9) NSN:2355-01-558-1053 3296
  • MCA - BAE/AMBULANCE CAT 2 (MRAP LRIP10) NSN:2355-01-564-4340 13430
  • A3F - L290 FORCE PROTECTION INDUSTRIES (MRAP) CAT I VEHICLE 252
  • A2F - L291 MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED (MRAP) CAT II VEHICLE 11
  • 12M - BUFFALO A2 MPCV CAT (MRAP) 3041
  • 83A - MRV MRAP RECOVERY VEHICLE M1249 3595
  • M8A - FORCE DYNAMICS/FP II CAT 2 (MRAP) NSN:2320-01-552-5199 2429
  • 18M - MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE (TAMCN: D00257K) (MRAP) 2756
  • GEA - M1271 (MRAP) AMCS AREA MINE CLEARANCE SYSTEM 3299
  • MXA - FPII CAT I MRAP NSN:2320-01-532-2174 0

MRAP Variants

MRAP RG-31

BAE RG-31 without Anti-EFP Armor 4X4
Mine Resistant Vehicle Category I
NSN 2355-01-552-5173

Seating Capacity
8
LIN
YF200M

The RG-33 is a mine-resistant light armored vehicle initially designed by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa a subsidiary of BAE Systems. BAE Systems USA extensively modified it with additional protection, new powertrain, and suspension systems. It was built in a number of locations including York, Pennsylvania.

RG33 Variants:
MRAP RG-33

BAE RG-33 without Anti-EFP Armor 4X4
Mine Resistant Vehicle Category I
NSN 2355-01-552-5173

Seating Capacity
8
LIN
YF200M

The RG-33 is a mine-resistant light armored vehicle initially designed by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa a subsidiary of BAE Systems. BAE Systems USA extensively modified it with additional protection, new powertrain, and suspension systems. It was built in a number of locations including York, Pennsylvania.

RG33 Variants:
MRAP RG-33L CAT II Plus

M1237 BAE RG-33L Plus 6X6
Mine Resistant Vehicle Category II Plus
NSN 2355-01-562-6675

Seating Capacity
9
LIN
YF5502

The RG-33L Plus is a RG-33L with enhanced armor including an enhanced blast resistant underbody designed to protect the crew from mine blasts, fragmentary and direct fire weapons.

RG33L Plus Variants:

MRAP Spare Parts

Weapon Systems Designator Codes (WSDC): M6A MRA AXA B6A M1A MCA A3F A2F 12M 83A M8A 18M GEA MXA

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