That what all you need when you are fighting with the God of hell. This mighty giant is the answer to all of them. You certainly need this vehicle when you are roaming on streets of Baghdad or Afghanistan.This is Cougarproduced by Force Protection Inc.
The Cougar is a family of medium mine-protected vehicles which can be supplied in 4X4 or 6X6 layout. It can be configured for a wide range of tasks including troop carrying (up to 14 in the 6X6), EOD (4 troops and a large EOD robot in the 4X4), command and control, artillery prime mover, recovery and ambulance duty.
The Cougar MRAP provides protection against direct fire, mines, IEDs and RPG rounds. The 4×4 variant is a Category 1 and 6×6 variant – Category 2 vehicle. The Cougar MRAP has a V-shaped hull, that extends to the engine bay. Such design is intended to direct the blast away from the vehicle. All-round protection is against 7.62-mm NATO rounds, however significant ballistic upgrades are available, upon 12.7-mm armor-piercing rounds. NBC protection system is offered as an option. It is worth mentioning that in 2004 US Marine Corps reported that no troops had died in more than 300 IED attacks on Cougars.
These mine resistant vehicles are armed with roof mounted 7.62-mm machine guns. The Cougar MRAP can be also fitted with remotely controlled weapon station. Both 4×4 and 6×6 variants are fitted with two side, one rear door and roof hatch. Some vehicles are provided with firing ports for the occupants.
The Cougar comes in two configurations, a 4×4 and 6×6. It is designed for the transport and protection of military engineers, especially against smaller ballistic explosives such as rocket-propelled grenades, as well as IEDs.
- Cougar H
4×4 Category 1 MRAP Mine Resistant Utility Vehicle (MRUV). The US Marine Corps ordered 300 of these vehicles in April 2007.
- Tempest MPV (Mine Protected Vehicle)
British version of the Cougar H.
- Badger ILAV (Iraqi Light Armored Vehicle)
Based on the Cougar H and manufactured by BAE Systems for the New Iraqi Army.
- Cougar HE
6×6 Category 2 MRAP Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRVs). The US Marine Corps ordered 700 of these vehicles in April 2007.
- Mastiff PPV (Protected Patrol Vehicle)
British version of the Cougar HE.
Both 4×4 and 6×6 variants are powered by the same Caterpillar C7 diesel engine, developing 330 hp. Vehicles are fitted with run-flat tyres. The Cougar MRAP can be airlifted by the C-17 transport aircraft.