International MXT-MV

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International MXT-MV
Husky from Defence Imagery 07.jpg
British 'Husky TSV' armoured vehicle
TypeArmored truck/MRAP
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service2006-present
Used bySee Operators
Production history
DesignerInternational Truck
Designed2005
ManufacturerInternational Truck
Produced2006-present
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications
Length230"-270"
Width96"
Height93" (operational)
91" (transport)
Crew1+10

ArmorVariable level armor kits
Main
armament
optional remote weapon station
EngineInternational VT 365
TransmissionAllison 2500 SP
Suspension4x4, wheeled
Ground clearance12"
Operational
range
400 miles

The MXT-MV (Military Extreme Truck - Military Version) truck was introduced in 2006. Part of International Truck's Military Vehicles line, it is an International MXT extensively modified for military duty, transportable by C-130.[1]

History[edit]

The MXT-MVA was demonstrated to the US Army on August 14, 2006 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.[2]

Variants[edit]

Both variants are available with three different cab configurations: Standard, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab.

MXT-MV[edit]

Standard, unarmored version.

MXT-MVA (Armored)[edit]

The Plasan Sasa designed [3] armored version, the MXT-MVA, has the choice of two removable armor kits, dubbed A-Kit and B-Kit, with increasing levels of protection against bullets, mines, and IEDs.[4]

Husky TSV[edit]

The Husky is a variant of the MXT-MVA modified to satisfy the UK MoD's Tactical Support Vehicles (TSV) requirements for the British Army.[5]

M-ATV[edit]

Navistar built its rejected M-ATV candidate sharing some powertrain & suspension components with the MXT, but with a completely unique chassis. This protection system was designed by Navistar rather than their normal MXT and MRAP partner, Plasan.[6][7]

Operators[edit]

Map with MXT-MV operators in blue
  •  United Kingdom - The Navistar MXT-MVA is the UK's Husky Tactical Support Vehicle (Medium). A contract for 351 (262+89) vehicles has been signed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2017-02-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ International MXT-MVA Extreme Armored Vehicle
  3. ^ Heavier Armored Platforms are Required - Impressions from AUSA 06
  4. ^ http://www.internationaldelivers.com/site_layout/militarybusiness/Intl_MXT_MV.asp
  5. ^ "Navistar Defence Debuts Its Husky Tactical Support Vehicle at U.K. Vehicle Show". Euroinvestor.co.uk. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  6. ^ "Navistar axes 275 workers in West Point". NEMS360.com. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  7. ^ "Oshkosh Wins MRAP ATV Contract". Quicktake.morningstar.com. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  8. ^ 07-Apr-2009 15:12 EDT (2009-04-07). "Navistar's MXT Makes Breakthrough in Britain". Defenseindustrydaily.com. Retrieved 2010-07-07.

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