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Mine Resistant Ambush Protected

(MRAP) Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2007
Manufactured by: Assembly & Chassis: Oshkosh Truck Company: Armor: Protected Vehicles, Inc.
Crew: 2+6 (Although, one notable source claims 2+4)
Armament: (1) 5.56/7.62/12.7mm Machine Gun or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Cummins QSB 6.7L)
Miscellaneous Info: At the beginning of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program, a number of vendors were contracted to build vehicles without much (if any) testing and evaluation.  This decision was made to quickly field MRAP vehicles with the US military.  One of those manufacturing groups consisted of the partnership of Oshkosh Truck Company and Protected Vehicles, Inc., which offered the Alpha MRAP.  100 vehicles were quickly ordered by the US Marine Corps (USMC). However, after receiving and then testing them, the USMC found the vehicles to be inadequate for their stringent needs.  The entire order was then transferred to other US Government agencies, which did not have the need for combat-rated vehicles.  These agencies include Customs & Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Alpha MRAP Vehicle Photos (Taken at the Russell Military Museum - Zion, Illinois USA) Patrick Keenan - Editor
   Alpha MRAP Vehicle Photo US Customs & Border Protection
   Alpha MRAP Vehicle Photo US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Alpha MRAP Vehicle Photos US Immigration & Customs Enforcement

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Alpha MRAP Information & Photos Defense Update.com
Alpha MRAP Information & Photos Military-Today.com


Reference Author
This Truck Saved My Life: Lessons Learned from the MRAP Vehicle Program Joint Program Office Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles (US Army)
U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPs (Osprey Publishing) Mike Guardia

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