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Buffalo  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 548
Unitary Cost: USD$1.1 million
Also Known As: Buffalo A2 and Buffalo A2 M1272
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Force Protection Inc
Parent System: Buffalo
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 548
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Description: Buffalo is heavy, mine- and blast-protected truck intended as primary role to neutralize roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs) developed by Force Protection. Additionally, its flexible design allows Buffalo to assume multiple missions such as asset protection, urban weapons system and command and control. It can be repaired in the field and features V-shaped body to better withstand blast and mine detonation effects than conventional armored vehicles. The V-shaped body also means that the Buffalo rides higher off the ground than many vehicles. The US Army Buffalo A2 is an upgraded version fielded in 2008-2009. The Buffalo A2 M1272 is a further improved version planned for fielding by the US Army beginning in 2018.

Buffalo is powered by a Mack ASET AI-400 diesel engine rated at 450-shp which allows to reach cruise speed of 55 mph. It can travel 382 miles (600+ km) using its 85 gallon (323 liters) fuel tank. Externally, highlights a remotely operated arm made of steel which can poke roadside bombs at 16-ft (4.9 meters) distance. In addition to the blast and mine protection Buffalo has ballistic protection withstands impact of 7.62mm NATO ammo and can be fitted with roof mounted guns. The roof can be accessed through six hatches.

More than 50 Buffalos have been ordered by the United States Armed Forces as of October 2005. The Buffalo was deployed in Iraq since 2003 with the US Army and the US Marine Corps gaining an strong reputation on roadside bomb neutralization and mine clearance. On 2 November 2006 the US Army awarded Force Protection a $7.5 million contract for the production and delivery of 10 Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicles as part of a 41 Buffalo order placed by the US Army. On 9 November 2006 the US Marine Corps awarded Force Protection a $125 million contract for the production and delivery of 100 JERRV (Cougar 4x4 equipped with EOD) and 44 Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicles. These vehicles were ordered to be deployed in Iraq by November 2007. Contract options could increase the order value to $214 million for 200 JERRVs and 82 Buffalos.

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Buffalo Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 12
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Dimensions
Height: 2.97 meter (117 inch)
Length: 8.20 meter (323 inch)
Width: 2.46 meter (97 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 630 kilometer (392 mile)
Power
Power: 450 shp (336 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 25.2 mps (91 kph)
Top Speed: 29.8 mps (107 kph)
Weight
Empty Weight: 20,500 kilogram (45,194 pound)
Max Weight: 38,100 kilogram (83,995 pound)
Payload: 17,500 kilogram (38,580 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Buffalo News

There are 17 news between
4 May 2007 and 24 Mar 2015
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015US Army Developing Buffalo A2 M1272 Improved Mine Clearance Vehicle
Tuesday, November 1, 2011US Army Order 167 Additional Buffalo A2 Vehicles and 102 Bar Armor Kits
Tuesday, June 28, 2011US Army Orders 56 Buffalo Route Clearance Vehicles
Wednesday, April 6, 2011US Marine Corps Orders 40 Buffalo Vehicles in Support of Foreign Military Sales
Wednesday, May 5, 2010US Army Orders 60 Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles
Monday, September 28, 2009US Army Orders 48 Additional Buffalo Mine Clearance Vehicles
Monday, July 27, 2009US Army Orders 48 Buffalo Route Clearance Vehicles
Friday, April 24, 2009French Army Places First Order for 15 Aravis Protected Vehicles
Monday, November 17, 2008Canadian Forces to Receive 14 Buffalo A2s and 34 Cougars
Thursday, November 13, 2008Force Protection Receives Two Orders for 30 Buffalo Vehicles Including A2 Variant

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Canada19
Including 14 Buffalo A2 route-clearance vehicles
United States of America486
US Army operates Buffalo A0, A1 and A2 versions with plans to procure up to 372 Buffalo A2
YearHoldings
2014200
Aug 2010215

Grand Total 5486
 
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