Wednesday, May 15, 2019

USMC to upgrade MTVR...

The Marine Corps is hoping to squeeze another two decades of service out of its tactical workhorse truck with a series of upgrades ranging from updating the cab design to improving the fuel efficiency.

The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, a truck also known as MTVR or 7-ton, entered service in 2001 and has since been the Corps' go-to vehicle for hauling supplies, as well as towing combat systems such as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and the M777 lightweight 155mm Howitzer.

"The MTVR was originally designed to have an item exit date of 2024," said Walter Kelley, project officer for the MTVR Technology Demonstrator at Program Executive Officer Land Systems, in a recent Marine Corps press release.

"But being the platform that it is -- a robust, good, solid performer -- Marine Corps leadership decided to make it last roughly another 20 years," he said.
Story here. 

I've been looking for this to happen.  Wasn't sure it was gonna be a upgrade or new buy but either way I'm happy.  The MTVR has been a solid performer .... so good that another two decades of service makes nothing but sense.

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