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Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program

Variants

The Army and Marines have employed two versions of MRAPs (the Category III Buffalo and the Category II Cougar, respectively) in limited numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003, primarily for route clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations.

On 27 January 2007 the Navy awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to 7 contractors. 6 of the 7 contractors submitted proposals for both Category I and Category II, while the seventh contractor, General Dynamics Land Systems, submitted an entry only for the Category I vehicle.

Category I 4x4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) / MRUV
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33
Force Protection Industries Cougar
General Dynamics Land Systems/BAE Systems RG-31
General Purpose Vehicles LLC Badger/Seargent
International Military and Government LLC MaxxPro
Oshkosh Truck Corporation Bushmaster
Protected Vehicles, Inc. Golan
Textron Marine & Land Cadillac Gage Dingo 2
Category II 6x6 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) / JERRV
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L
Force Protection Industries Buffalo
General Purpose Vehicles LLC Bear/Commander
International Military and Government LLC MaxxPro XL
Oshkosh Truck Corporation Bushmaster
Protected Vehicles, Inc. Golan

The December 2007 contract specified the procurement of 3,126 Category I and II MRAP vehicle. These contracts were issued to 3 of the 7 contractors in the January 2007 contracts, plus a contractor that had previously been contracted for MRAPs following the initial contracts.

Category I 4x4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
Force Protection Industries Cougar
International Military and Government LLC MaxxPro
Category II 6x6 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L
Force Protection Industries Buffalo
Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Caiman
NOTE: Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle, formerly a division of Armor Holdings, Inc, was purchased by BAE Systems (along with all of Armor Holdings) in July 2007, becoming BAE Mobility and Protection Systems.

As of a March 2008 GAO report, no single variant or pair of variants had been selected as standard, and there was no clear indication of when or if this decision would be made.

In June 2009, Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support published a booklet of the product lines and systems for which there Project Managers, Product Managers and Product Directors were responsible. In it were included 28 MRAP variants (including the new M-ATV program) and subvariants in the 3 categories. Two of these vehicles, the Category I Caiman and Caiman Plus (an EFP protected subvariant) had been assigned formal US Army designations, XM1220 and XM1230 respectively. None of the other 26 variants were listed as having formal nomenclature.

Category I 4x4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
BAE Systems/Global Tactical Systems Caiman / XM1220
BAE Systems/Global Tactical Systems Caiman Plus (EFP Protected)/ XM1230
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33 USSOCOM
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33 USSOCOM Plus
Force Protection Industries Cougar A1
Force Protection Industries Cougar A2
Force Protection Industries Cougar HEV
General Dynamics Land Systems/BAE Systems RG-31A1
General Dynamics Land Systems/BAE Systems RG-31 Mk 5E/A2
General Dynamics Land Systems/BAE Systems RG-31A3 (EM)
Navistar Defense MaxxPro
Navistar Defense MaxxPro MEAP Protected
Navistar Defense MaxxPro Plus (EFP Protected)
Navistar Defense MaxxPro Plus Ambulance
Navistar Defense MaxxPro Dash
Category II 6x6 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
BAE Systems/Global Tactical Systems Caiman
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L Plus (EFP Protected)
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L HAGA
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L HAGA Plus
BAE Systems/Land Systems OMC RG-33L USSOCOM AUV
Force Protection Industries Cougar A1
Force Protection Industries Cougar A2
Force Protection Industries Cougar HEV
Force Protection Industries JERRV
Navistar Defense MaxxPro XL
Category III 6x6 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
Force Protection Industries Buffalo A1
Force Protection Industries Buffalo A2



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