ArvinMeritor Inc. announced that its Meritor ProTec High Mobility Independent Suspensions (HMIS) will be standard on BAE Systems’ Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle (MTV), providing advanced force protection, mobility and ride quality. Initial production deliveries to BAE Systems will begin in November.
BAE Systems has received an award from the U.S. Government to upgrade 1,700 Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) multi-terrain vehicles (MTV). The Caiman MTV will include a chassis and powertrain improvement that includes the Meritor ProTec Series 50 heavy-duty independent suspensions.
“With this Caiman MTV award, we look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with BAE Systems,” says Tim Burns, general manager of ArvinMeritor’s Defense business unit. “We value the opportunity to supply our advanced independent suspension technology in support of our nation’s military.”
“We selected ArvinMeritor as our suspensions provider based on their proven performance and dedication to provide the most reliable and durable products for the warfighter,” says Chris Chambers, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas.
The Caiman MTV is designed specially to meet and function in the extreme environments of today’s and tomorrow’s military operations. The Meritor ProTec Series 50 is part of Meritor’s recently announced ProTec family of high-mobility independent suspension systems, all of which are engineered to deliver added protection, payload and performance.