A leaner Cougar

  • 10-Sep-2008 04:10 EDT
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Force Protection Inc. a $7.2 million contract for five reduced weight Cougar vehicles in response to an urgent request to develop vehicles providing enhanced mobility while maintaining survivability. These vehicles incorporate significant amounts of design and technology developed as part of the Cheetah platform. The lighter base vehicle weight and higher available power provide the Marine Corps with flexibility to use the increased available payload and power to carry additional operation equipment and/or exterior armor solutions, such as Force Armor for defeating explosively formed penetrators. The lighter base vehicle weight also increases the mobility and maneuverability of the vehicle, increasing the overall utility of Cougar as operational requirements change.
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

The Boston-based startup believes the marine domain is even better suited for autonomous systems than aerospace, automotive and other off-highway sectors. The company is currently testing its technology on commercial vessels in Boston Harbor.
Automation is one of three main technology areas—along with connectivity and alternative drivelines and fuels—that Volvo Construction Equipment is devoting significant R&D resources to further develop. The company recently demonstrated a prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together.
SANY India, a manufacturer of construction, heavy machinery and renewable equipment, has entered into the mining segment.
Ashok Leyland’s first Circuit electric bus is designed and engineered entirely in India, by Indians, for India.

Related Items

Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article