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Caiman 4x4  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 1,154
Unitary Cost: USD$442,000
Also Known As: CLT and MRAP Category I
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: BAE Land Systems and BAE Mobility and Protection Systems
Parent System: Caiman
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 2,862
Family Members: Caiman 6x6 and Caiman MTV Ambulance
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Description: The Caiman is a family of mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles based on reliable Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) platform and the combat-proven Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC). The highly survivable Caiman platform in 4x4 and 6x6 variants is manufactured by BAE Land Systems for the US Army and US Marine Corps MRAP program under the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Their parts commonality with the 80,000+ FMTVs ensures high levels of readiness, mobility, serviceability, and worldwide support.

The Caiman 4x4, also known as Caiman Light (CLT), is a wheeled mine resistant, ambush protected tactical vehicle developed by Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, an Armor Holdings division, for the United States military. Armor Holdings was acquired by BAE Systems in July 2007 thus becoming part of BAE Land Systems. As of July 2007, the US Navy had ordered more than 1,154 such vehicles for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as MRAP Category I vehicles. The Caiman 4x4 is based on LMTV 4x4 platform having 85 percent of parts commonality. It is powered by a 6-cylinder Caterpillar C7 diesel engine developing 370-hp.

Caiman 4x4 Specifications

Crew: 5
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Coverage
Approach Angle: 40 �
Departure Angle: 40 �
Dimensions
Height: 3.09 meter (122 inch)
Length: 6.52 meter (257 inch)
Wheelbase: 3.90 meter
Width: 2.59 meter (102 inch)
Energy
Max Torque: 1,288 Nm (9,320 ft-lb)
Percent
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Performance
Fording Depth: 915 millimeter (36.0 inch)
Max Range: 483 kilometer (300 mile)
Turning Radius: 8.50 meter (27.9 foot)
Power
Power: 370 hp (276 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 105 kph (65 mph)
Volume
Fuel Tank Capacity: 280 liter (74 galon)
Weight
Max Weight: 20,865 kilogram (45,999 pound)
Operational Weight: 12,655 kilogram
Towed Load: 5,443 kilogram (12,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Caiman 4x4 News

There are 8 news between
13 Jul 2007 and 26 Sep 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014FMS: UAE Wants 4,569 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
Monday, January 5, 2009BAE Systems Awarded US Army Contract for Caiman Spare Parts
Tuesday, October 7, 2008BAE Systems Unveils Caiman Light Prototype MRAP During AUSA
Wednesday, July 2, 2008BAE Systems Receives $226 Million for MRAP Upgrade Order
Tuesday, May 6, 2008US Army to Provide 545 Mine Protected Vehicles with L-ROD Bar Armor Kit
Tuesday, December 18, 2007Marine Corps Orders More than 3,000 MRAP Vehicles
Department of Defense Orders an Additional 3,126 MRAP Vehicles
Friday, July 13, 2007US Navy Orders a Further 1,170 Caiman MRAP Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America1,154
US Navy has ordered more than 1,154 Caiman under MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) program
YearHoldings
20141,100

Grand Total 1,1541
 
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