The Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force（JGSDF) has received the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as the Light Utility Mobility Vehicle (LUMV) intended for use in the cabin of the MV-22 OSPREY operated by the JGSDF. This is a modified version of the commercial ATV MULE PRO-FXT(EPS) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, with the JGSDF planning to procure six under a contract worth JPY 77.43m. Evaluation is being led by the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB), stationed in the Nagasaki Prefecture.
Kawasaki’s current MULE PRO-FXT (EPS) uses a 35kw water cooled, 4 stroke petrol engine with a fuel capacity of 30 litres, a maximum speed of 72km/h, minimum turning diameter 4.8m, 4 crew, maximum payload 354kg and a towing Capacity 907kg, conforming to Japanese regulations.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.
FNSS: A Globally trusted and respected Turkish partner in defenceFNSS continuously develops new generations of wheeled armoured combat vehicles, which incorporates the most recent technologies. PARS SCOUT, PARS NG-WAV 8x8 and PARS IV 6x6 Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) are the samples, which highlights such effort.