|Type||Infantry mobility vehicle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Force Protection Industries|
|Number built||13 prototypes|
|Weight||17000lbs (empty) with base armor|
|Length||18 ft (5.4 m)|
|Width||7 ft 7 in (2.3 m)|
|Height||7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)|
|Crew||1 (gunner) +4|
|Armor||STANAG 1 at 17000lbs to STANAG 3 at 23000lbs|
|remote weapon station|
|Payload capacity||5000 lbs|
|Transmission||Allison 2500 SP series|
|Fuel capacity||55 gal|
|Speed||122 km/h (75 mph), 89mph burst|
The Cheetah MMPV (Medium Mine Protected Vehicle) is built by Force Protection Inc. It is the smallest of Force Protection's line-up, consisting of the (Buffalo, Cougar and the Cheetah). Its design is based on the South African RG-31 Charger class of light-armored vehicle and is intended as a reconnaissance, forward command and control, and urban operations vehicle for homeland security missions.
- Transfer case: Marmon-Herrington 2 Speed with 4X4 or optional ADM
- Wheels: Hutchinson aluminum two-piece CTIS ready
- Tires: Michelin XZL run flat tires 365/80R20
- Electrical System: 24 V
- Approach angle: 45 degrees
- Departure angle: 45 degrees
- Turning radius: 27’
- Gradient: 60%
- Side Slope: 30%
- Fording Depth: 48"
- Center of Gravity: 35"
Unlike the other vehicles produced by Force Protection, it is not currently in full scale production. Although full production was stated to likely begin in July 2007, this was put in doubt by the announcement on May 31, 2007 that the Marine Corps had ordered 1200 of the rival International MaxxPro vehicles. At the same time Force Protection received an order for 14 of the larger MRAP Category III Buffalo. Cheetah was submitted to the JLTV competition but in August 2008 was officially rejected from the program.
Not procured by any country.