FTTS-Utility Vehicle (UV)
The Future Tactical Ttruck System is a family of trucks, initially comprising only two variants: the Maneuver Sustainment Vehicle (MSV) and the Utility Vehicle (UV). The UV, with a payload of up to 3 tons, was intended to replace the 2 and 1/2-ton and below Light Tactical Vehicles (LTV) in the Unit of Action (UA). Both the MSV and UV would provide organic support to FCS UA brigades for the distribution of cargo, equipment and personnel, as well as for command and control (C2) operations. The Army Unit of Action (UA) deploys throughout the world and had to be prepared to conduct operations across the operational continuum.
The FTTS-UV and its Companion Trailer would enable significant sustainment effectiveness and efficiencies through commonality in platforms and components to simplify and reduce logistics, support multi-functionality, reduce personnel and skills required, and contribute to simplification of deployment. The emphasis would be on the FTTS platform/module in addition to lateral commonality with FCS and will not concentrate on backward compatibility except as specifically identified.
The requirements stated that the basic FTTS-UV chassis would be a 4x4 wheeled vehicle incorporating the features necessary to support the responsiveness, deployability, agility/versatility, survivability, and sustainability of the Future Combat Systems (FCS). The various mission models were defined by different body module configurations designed to meet particular mission roles. These roles included command and control (C2), ambulance and other support roles such as the transporting of materials, weapon systems, equipment, and personnel.
All models at Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) would meet the requirements of the performance specification. The FTTS-UV vehicle variants are as follows:
- Command & Control Truck, Command & Control, Light Armor
- Utility Truck, Utility, Light Armor
- Ambulance Truck, Ambulance, 4 Litter, Light Armor
While operating in these roles the vehicles were expected to be operated on primary and secondary roads, trails and off road terrain. The vehicles were also to be capable of fording water and operation in temperatures ranging from Basic Cold to Basic Hot conditions. Kits were to be developed for the vehicles to allow arctic operation and deep water fording.
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