BAE Systems has constructed a Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle, a new armored ambulance for use in combat.
The vehicle was launched at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Caiman MTV can hold six upright patients or four litters, with an interior system that protects those inside from extreme temperatures. The armor is adaptable, and can be removed to allow for weight reduction, or to incorporate improved materials.
“In today’s conflicts, Army medical personnel face the same types of unconventional warfare threats as their patients,” said Chris Chambers, line lead for BAE Systems. “The Caiman MTV is truly patient-centric in that it allows medical professionals to focus on treating patients while keeping them protected from surrounding threats.”
A proof concept of one of the Caiman MTVs was purchased by the U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Joint Program Office. BAE also used army servicemen as a user jury to come up with ideas to improve design in future prototypes.
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