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Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

Caiman MRAP

The Caiman mine resistant ambush protected vehicle is in service with the US Marine Corps

Caiman 4x4
Entered service 2007
Crew 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (combat) 20.86 t
Length 6.52 m
Width 2.59 m
Height 3.01 m
Engine Caterpillar C7 diesel
Engine power 370 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range 483 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 0.9 m


   The Caiman is a mine protected, ambush resistant vehicle. It was originally developed by Armor Holdings, which was later acquired by BAE Systems. The Caiman is available with 4x4 (Category 1) and 6x6 (Category 2) configurations. The US Marine Corps ordered a large number of these vehicles in both configurations.

   The Caiman is designed for missions including convoy, troop transport, ambulance and so on.

   Vehicle has a V-shaped capsule design hull, which do not extends to the engine bay. Armor provides protection against landmines, IEDs, RPG rounds and direct fire. The Caiman also provides protection against other advanced threats, such as explosively formed penetrators. Armor of this MRAP can be enhanced. Vehicle is fitted with an automatic fire extinguishing system.

   Vehicles can be fitted with various manned and remotely controlled weapon stations.

   The Caiman 4x4 is based on the LMTV and Caiman 6x6 on the MTV platform. It has 85% commonality with standard trucks. These trucks are widely used by the US military. It was one of the reasons why this MRAP was selected by the US Marine Corps. Vehicle has a simple and reliable automotive design and is easily serviced. Price of the Caiman is also relatively low, as most automotive components are produced in quantity. This MRAP is powered with the Caterpillar C7 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 370 hp. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.




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Video of the Caiman mine resistant ambush protected vehicle


Caiman MRAP

Caiman MRAP

Caiman MRAP

Caiman MRAP

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