U.S. Military begins testing armoured heavy dump vans from Mack Protectionadmin
“Over the previous a number of years, our groups have labored extremely exhausting in partnership with the U.S. Military to develop, engineer and start constructing these subsequent era vans,” stated David Hartzell, president of Mack Protection. “We’re assured the armoured model will present the operator safety ranges required by the U.S. Military.”
The PVT section of the contract consists of quite a few automobile checks to judge the vans in opposition to U.S. Military efficiency and sturdiness. As well as, the vans will endure live-fire testing to find out occupant survivability. Non-armoured Mack Protection M917A3 vans entered the PVT section in 2019.
“All through the PVT section of the contract, the U.S. Military will present suggestions on how the vans are performing,” stated Jack Terefinko, HDT program supervisor for Mack Protection. “That may permit us to proceed to high-quality tune this system and guarantee we’re assembly all necessities.”
The U.S. Military started soliciting bids for a brand new era of HDTs in June 2017, searching for to supply elevated safety ranges, in addition to greater payload capability and improved mobility. Mack Protection was awarded the contract in Could 2018, which permits for Mack Protection to supply armour-capable or armoured HDTs with deliveries by means of Could 2025.
Primarily based on the civilian Mack Granite mannequin, Mack Protection engineered the M917A3 HDT to fulfill the present wants of the U.S. Military, whereas additionally permitting for evolving necessities and future progress. With heavier-duty rear axles, all-wheel drive and elevated suspension journey peak, the M917A3 is able to assembly the demanding payload and mobility necessities set by the U.S. Military HDT program.