The Approved Acquisition Objective of the MTVR is 8,750
vehicles, which has been obtained. More than 1,000 MTVRs
have seen service in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. With a 70 percent
off-road mission profile and highly survivable armor package,
the MTVR has been heavily used in theater for logistics missions
and for humanitarian roles.
CON TRACTOR: ...........Oshkosh Defense
LOGISTICS VEHICLE SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The LVSR replaced the Marine Corps LVS heavy-tactical wheeled vehicle. The LVSR cargo variant transports several cargoes: bulk liquids (fuel and water); ammunition; standardized containers; bulk, break bulk, palletized cargo and
bridging equipment. The LVSR has wrecker and tractor variants
employed throughout the MAGTF. The vehicle base design
includes factory-installed armor and is designed to accept an
add-on armor kit for increased crew protection.
The all-wheel-drive vehicle is equipped with an independent
suspension system for superior off-road mobility in the most severe
environments. The LVSR features an on-road payload capacity of
22. 5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16. 5 tons.
Maneuverability is increased by four-axle steering capabilities. The
LVSR is equipped with an advanced electronics system for in-cab
diagnostics of the vehicle’s critical systems. The LVSR has a 600-
horsepower C15 engine and uses a single-source lubrication system
for easier maintenance. The LVSR is capable of operating over
increased distances with greater payloads to meet the demands of
expeditionary maneuver warfare. The LVSR includes a self-loading/
unloading capability to reduce dependence on external material
handling equipment and to transport supplies, equipment and
logistics into remote areas in which Marines routinely operate.
The original indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for
the LVSR was awarded in May 2006. Full-rate vehicle production
began in December 2008 and included add-on armor “B” kits in
addition to the factory-installed integral “A” kit armor. Add-on armor can be applied in the field by maintenance activities. The LVSR
achieved IOC in September 2009. At the end of fiscal 2012, the full
acquisition objective of 2,000 vehicles was procured consisting of
1,489 cargo variants, 349 tractor variants and 162 wrecker variants.
The LVSR program declared full operational capability in July 2014.
CON TRACTOR: ...........Oshkosh Defense
MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH
PROTECTED (MRAP) VEHICLES
BRIEFING: The MRAP vehicle was designed and fielded through an
accelerated acquisition process that employed concurrent production, testing, and fielding in order to meet urgent requirements identified during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF). The vehicles’ V-shaped hull, high ground
clearance and high hardened armor make them uniquely qualified
for high IED threat operations. The U.S. Marine Corps will retain
2,510 MRAP vehicles, comprising three vehicle platforms: the
MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Cougar and the Buffalo.
The Cougar platform consists of Category I and Category II
variants. Category I vehicles primarily are intended for opera-
tions in the urban combat environment and explosive ordnance
disposal (EOD). Category II vehicles are capable of supporting
security, convoy escort, troop/cargo transport, medical, armored
utility, EOD and combat engineer operations. The Category III
Buffalo is a six-wheel, six-passenger vehicle developed to con-
duct route clearance operations. The M-ATV is designed to oper-
ate in rugged terrain and provides better overall mobility charac-
teristics than other MRAP platforms. It supports mounted
patrols, reconnaissance, security, convoy protection, data inter-
change, and command-and-control functions.
The Marine Corps’ enduring requirement was developed based
on expected future threats and the service concept of operations. It
positions a small quantity of vehicles in the operating forces and
supporting establishment with the vast majority of the vehicles in
prepositioned locations. Vehicles located in prepositioned programs
will be maintained in a mission-ready status, and all others according to established maintenance policy. The MRAP family of vehicles
currently is fielded to all three Marine Expeditionary Forces. A total
of 2,017 of the 2,510 Enduring Requirement vehicles are scheduled
to receive a maintenance reset at multiple organic and commercial
facilities through 2018. Once the Marine Corps laydown is validated, reset vehicles will be reissued to meet mission requirements.
CONTRACTORS:.........General Dynamics Land Systems-Force
Protection, Oshkosh Corp.
HIGH MOBILITY MULTIPURPOSE
WHEELED VEHICLE (HMMWV)
BRIEFING: The HMMWV has entered its fourth generation as
the primary light tactical vehicle in the Marine Corps’ tactical
wheeled vehicle fleet. The basic 1 1/4-ton HMMWV entered
service in the mid-1980s, followed by the HMMWV A1 variant
which was procured in the early 1990s. As a result of the fleet’s
service during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, additional mission
requirements led to engineering modifications that were the catalysts for the procurement of the HMMWV A2 variant. The A2
provided a 2 1/4-ton hauling capability, an advanced corrosion
protection package and increased vehicle reliability.
The HMMWV A2 was configured in six variants, including
the M1123 troop/cargo carrier, M1097A2 shelter carrier,
M1043A2 armament carrier, M1045A2 TOW missile carrier,
M1035A2 soft-top two-litter ambulance and the M997A2 four-litter ambulance. The HMMWV A2 provided a mobile capability
for infantry; air defense; command, control and communication;
and maintenance personnel through authorized modification/
MARINE CORPS WEAPONS & VEHICLES
SUPPORT AND LOGISTICS VEHICLES
HIGH MOBILITY MULTIPURPOSE WHEELED VEHICLES