Brisbane, Australia, 22nd September, 2014, Supacat today launched a concept vehicle for the ATMP MkIV at Landforces 2014.
The All Terrain Mobile Platform (ATMP) has a distinguished history, having served in Bosnia, the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, and remains without equal as a highly mobile and highly reliable workhorse.
The MkIV concept vehicle is being displayed at Landforces 2014 and is being offered to armed forces within the region.
Michael Halloran, Managing Director, Australia, said:
“When we looked around the market, we found that there is nothing that combines the payload, mobility and robustness of the ATMP, so in developing this concept vehicle we decided to look at maintaining the fundamental strengths of the platform while updating the human interface and the automotive and communication systems.”
The result is an easily transportable, go-anywhere workhorse that can carry over 1.5 tons of payload. The open, flat back is easily configured for multiple uses and makes the ATMP extremely useful. The platform is equally at home in the desert, jungle or littoral environments.
Nick Jones, one of the founders of Supacat, is in attendance at Landforces 2014. He said:
“One of the interesting things to see over the years has been the number of different uses that people have found for the ATMP. It has been used for everything from forward base control, to firefighting to agriculture.”
The ATMP is powered by a diesel engine driving a 6×6 drive train. The mobility is significantly enhanced by 4 wheel Ackermann steering and skid steering. The ATMP can be transported within or below a range of air platforms providing instant mobility support for airborne and air-mobile forces on the ground.