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PURPOSE

To counter roadside bomb attacks during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps replaced the dependable High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) with the heavily armored Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, known as the MRAP. Deployments in areas with restricted mobility, such as Afghanistan, indicated that a lighter version of the MRAP was needed, which led to the development of the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, or MATV. Smaller, lighter and faster than the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, the MATV has become the Marine Corps' off-road vehicle of choice, ideally suited for operating in mountainous terrain. Truly a multipurpose vehicle, the MATV is able to operate on every area of the battlefield and serves such functions as command and control, troop transport, shelter carrier, towed weapons mover, armament carrier, TOW missile system carrier and even ambulance.

FEATURES

  • V-shaped hull deflects blasts away from the cabin
  • Run flat tires with central tire inflation
  • Able to drive 30 miles at 30 mph with two flat tires
  • Capable of driving another kilometer after being hit with a 7.62-millimeter round to the engine oil/coolant/hydraulic system
  • Roof turret can be mounted with a M240 machine gun, MK-19 grenade launcher or TOW anti-tank guided missile
  • Low-visibility/night thermal-imaging display for driver

SPECIFICATIONS

Front-engine, rear/4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door truck

Length: 20.5 feet
Width: 8.175 feet
Curb weight: 25,000 pounds
Zero to 60 mph: 32.8 seconds
Top speed (governor limited): 65 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 269 feet

  • 7.2 liter, turbocharged and intercooled pushrod 18-valve diesel inline-6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with manumatic shifting
 

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Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (MATV)

Truly a multipurpose vehicle, the MATV is able to operate throughout the battlefield and serves such functions as command and control, troop transport, shelter carrier, towed weapons mover, armament carrier, TOW missile system carrier and even emergency medical support.