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Oshkosh M-ATV a Humvee replacement or a purpose built vehicle?

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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I was wondering is the Oshkosh M-ATV going to replace the Humvee, or is it going to be a purpose built vehicle, which is to be built in small numbers for areas where an MRAP vehicle is necessarry? It would seem a bit expensive for use in say, Belgium.




posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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All the up-armor in the world still leaves Humvees vulnerable to IEDs with their flat bottom chassis. The M-ATV is designed to be more mobile than previous MRAPS while still protecting crew from explosions.

In the future you might see combat units on the "front lines" replace humvees with these as they can, but in the big picture humvees will continue to dominate military motor pools in all their variants for years to come and you'll still see them in operations where the threat of IEDs or ambush scenarios are lower.

I've not seen an M-ATV in person yet but have operated an International Maxx-Pro for a time. It was arguably not very all terrain friendly.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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The M-ATV is not going to replace the HMMWV. While the M-ATV has it's uses, the MRAP is still preferred over it.

But as was already said, the HMMWV is going to be around for a long time still.

Here is a recent news article on this topic. Link





 
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