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Alpha  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Protected Vehicles
Parent System: Alpha
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Protected Vehicles Alpha is a 4x4 light protected vehicle designed for use on- and off-road environments carrying out missions in support of asymmetric warfare. The 8 to 13 tons class vehicle has a seating capacity for eight passengers. The Alpha is a direct competitor and a potential replacement for up-armored Humvees used by military customers. Besides, the Alpha is also suitable for diplomatic, VIP and other security related agencies in high risk areas where light armored vehicles can no longer meet the threats present. Add-on armor kit called ShiledAll provides ballistic protection against .50 caliber armor piercing (AP) rounds.

The United States Marine Corps awarded the first production order for the Alpha light protected vehicle on February 28, 2007. The contract was issued as part of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) initiative launched in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). The contract called for the production of 60 Alpha and Golan light and medium protected vehicles.

Alpha Specifications

Troops: 8
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Weight
Max Weight: 13 ton (28,660 pound)
Operational Weight: 8 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Alpha News

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on 28 Feb 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007US Marine Corps Places Order for 60 Alpha and Golan Protected Vehicles

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