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CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land)


Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Prototype; Technology Demonstrator


United States | 2018



"The CAMEL MRAP concept was debuted at Lab Day during 2015."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land) Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Prototype; Technology Demonstrator.
1 x Diesel engine.
Installed Power
40 mph
65 kph
Road Speed
311 miles
500 km
Range
Structure
The physical qualities of the CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land) Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Prototype; Technology Demonstrator.
3
(MANNED)
Crew
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land) Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Prototype; Technology Demonstrator.
1 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) in roof-mounted Remote Weapon System (RWS).
AMMUNITION:
800 x 12.7mm ammunition
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land) family line.
CAMEL - Base Project Name
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The CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion Mitigating Land) demonstrator was debuted at the Pentagon's first-ever "Lab Day" in 2015 - an exhibition showcasing various advanced projects for possible military use in the future. The vehicle featured is an 8x8 wheeled example offering the latest, and future application of crew survivability. At its core, the CAMEL is an MRAP (Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected) vehicle intended to provide point protection for its occupants and onboard systems, saving both from the dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines.

In the CAMEL, engineers were allowed a "clean canvas" approach keeping the occupants at the center of its design - as opposed to it becoming yet-another mission-centric vehicle offering. The wheeled nature of the product gives a high profile on the battlefield but also excellent ground clearance - good for cross-country travel over uneven terrain and for keeping the occupants further away from a potential blast under the vehicle. The vehicle includes many features based on the American lessons learned fighting insurgents across Afghanistan and Iraq.

The primary quality in mitigating under-hull blasts is a V-shaped hull design which is a proven design feature seen in a plethora of modern armored cars and trucks. A large passenger cabin is sat over the rear of the vehicle, its occupants seated face-to-face in two rows. Their seats are blast-resistant, recoiling against the movement of the hull to reduce blast forces that can completely raise a military vehicle into the air. A large rectangular door with fold-out ramp extension is fitted to the hull rear face for clear entry-exit of infantrymen. A Remote Weapon System (RWS) is fitted over the hull roof to provide support fire / suppression fire without risking a gunner to return fire and other battlefield hazards. The driver and commander compartments are all-modern with full-color LCDs and push-button / touch systems and vision blocks are provided for basic situational awareness, enhanced by more advanced electronic systems installed.

As a "technology demonstrator" the CAMEL is only intended to promote safety and survivability features and does not represent a production-minded vehicle as of yet. These features may someday make their way into a future design or be added to a modernization program for an existing vehicle series.

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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): Detroit Arsenal - USA
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