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  • Navistar International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle


    The International MaxxPro is a modern MRAP vehicle designed to protect crews from small arms fire, mines, IEDs and Rocket-Propelled Grenades.

     Updated: 6/16/2017; Authored By JR Potts, AUS 173d AB; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com


    The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle classified as an Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) and used by a number of armed forces around the globe. The purpose of MRAPs is to protect the crew against not only small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) but the much-feared Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The term "IED" was first developed by the British Army in the 1970s when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), a gorilla force, used make-shift bombs consisting of agricultural fertilizer and fuel to make booby-trap explosives for use against traditional ground forces of the United Kingdom.

    In Somalia, and later in Iraq and Afghanistan, American troops were taking considerable causalities during patrols in their lightly armored HUMVEE vehicles when hit by a detonated IED. Many in-the-field modifications were subsequently made personally by crews when official "up-armoring" programs proved too slow in developing along the traditional DoD route. Crews raided vehicle junk yards for metals and even asked their state-side relatives to send bullet proof vests over mail. The IEDs evolved to become particularly sophisticated even against the later, heavier "up-armored" HUMVEEs that these vehicles no longer provided enough baseline protection for their occupants.


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    Navistar International MaxxPro Technical Specifications


    Service Year: 2007
    Type: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Navistar International Corporation - USA / Plasan - Israel
    Production: 9,000



    Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)


    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 21.33 feet (6.50 meters)
    Width: 8.20 feet (2.50 meters)
    Height: 9.84 feet (3.00 meters)

    Operating Weight: 15 tons (13,400 kg; 29,542 lb)

    Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: Yes
    Nightvision Equipment: Yes

    Installed Power and Standard Road Performance


    Engine(s): 1 x International MaxxForce D9.316 I6 9.3 liter diesel-fueled engine developing 330 to 375 horsepower at 2,100rpm.

    Armament and Ammunition


    OPTIONAL:
    1 x 7.62mm medium OR 12.7mm heavy machine gun OR 1 x 40mm Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher in armored turret on hull roof (manned or remote-controlled).

    Personal crew weapons can be utilized when vehicle is equipped with firing ports.

    Ammunition:
    Dependent upon armament fitting.

    Global Operators / Customers


    Afghanistan; Albania; Croatia; Estonia; Greece; Hungary; Jordan; Pakistan; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Singapore; South Korea; United Arab Emirates; United States

    Model Variants


    MaxxPro - Base Series Designation

    MaxxPro Plus - Dual rear wheels for increased mission loads.

    MaxxPro AMB - Armored ambulance variant

    MaxxPro Dash - Dimensionally compact and lighter MaxxPro MRAP for USMC.

    MaxxPro Dash DXM - MaxxPro with DXM independent suspension system.

    MaxxPro DXM AMB - Armored ambulance with DXM independent suspension system.

    MaxxPro XL - Category 2 MRAP; dimensionally larger and heavier than base MaxxPro design; accommodations for 10 passengers.

    MaxxPro MRV - MRAP Recovery Vehicle variant; armored recovery vehicle.