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Cougar H Series 6x6  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 1,750
Unitary Cost: USD$600,000
Also Known As: Mastiff 2, Mastiff PPV and MRAP Category II
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Force Protection Inc
Parent System: Cougar H
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 4,179
Family Members: Cougar H Series 4x4 and Cougar Tactical Support Vehicle
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Description: Cougar H is a family of medium, mine-protected, multi-role vehicles produced by US manufacturer Force Protection Inc to suit military operations in a variety of scenarios including the urban environment and minefields. Wheeled Cougar H is available in 4x4 and 6x6 layout. The 6x6 variant can transport up to 10 troops or 4 persons plus an Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) robot. In addition to the personnel/cargo carrier role, Cougar H suits command and control, artillery primary mover, recovery vehicle and ambulance roles.

Cougar H Series 6x6 were developed as an enhanced version of four wheels Cougar. It can serve in support of EOD teams, performing communications, command and control, and reconnaissance related missions. Moreover the 6-wheel Cougar can lead convoys and conduct urban warfare compared with its predecessor. Both vehicles are protected against mines and blast effects. It is powered by a Caterpillar C-7 diesel engine yielding 330-shp of power which allows the 15-ton Cougar to cruise at 55 mph (90 kph) at ranges of up to 600 miles (900+ km) on highway.

In addition to the mine and blast protection provided to Cougar vehicles as standard equipment, the vehicle's armor and glass can withstand ballistic impacts from 7.62mm NATO ammunition. Cougar can also being armed with roof-mounted small caliber guns delivering additional protection. Cougar 6x6 features three topside hatches replacing only two in the 4x4 variant. It is larger and heavier than 4-wheel Cougar but retaining the main characteristics. Thanks to the increased internal space it can accommodate 12 troops compared with eight troops in the 4-wheel Cougar. Payload has increased dramatically providing more room for an expanded scope of missions.

As of 2005, the United States armed forces have ordered more than 122 Cougars including 4 and 6 wheels models. The US Marine Corps was the first ever service to deploy operational Cougar in Iraq. According to Force Protection the US military would need around 1,000 Cougars in the years to come.

On 25 July 2006, the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the procurement of approximately 100 Cougar 6x6 armored vehicles from Force Protection Inc for the British forces deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Deliveries were expected to be done over six months after the contract award date with an initial operational capability of the medium-weight vehicles at the end of 2006. This procurement contract was part of a £527 million Urgent Operational Requirements for Iraq and Afghanistan which also included AF430 and Pinzgauer vehicles.

On August 10th 2006, the US Navy awarded Force Protection Inc a $63 million contract for the supply of 86 Cougar Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) vehicles to the United Kingdom under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Deliveries were expected to be complete by May 2007. In early September 2006, the UK MoD announced the Cougar variant was named Mastiff PPV (Protected Patrol Vehicle) designation within the British Armed Forces. Mastiff includes additional armor and BOWMAN radios.

Cougar H Series 6x6 Applications

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Cougar H Series 6x6 Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 12
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Height: 2.60 meter (102 inch)
Length: 7.09 meter (279 inch)
Width: 2.75 meter (108 inch)
Max Range: 990 kilometer (615 mile)
Power: 330 shp (246 kW)
Cruise Speed: 25.2 mps (91 kph)
Top Speed: 29.8 mps (107 kph)
Empty Weight: 16,800 kilogram (37,037 pound)
Max Weight: 23,133 kilogram (50,999 pound)
Payload: 5,500 kilogram (12,125 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Cougar H Series 6x6 News

There are 23 news between
25 Jul 2006 and 4 Feb 2014
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014General Dynamics Awarded Contract for Cougar Survivability Upgrade Program
Thursday, April 21, 2011Force Protection Receives Contract for Delivery of 47 Mastiffs to the UK
Thursday, May 20, 2010FMS: United Kingdom Requests Sale of 102 Mastiff Vehicles
Tuesday, February 23, 2010UK MoD Orders 23 Cougar Mastiff Explosive Ordinance Disposal Vehicles
Wednesday, June 10, 2009Mastiff 2 and Ridgback Vehicles Operational in Afghanistan
Thursday, April 9, 2009USMC's Cougar MRAP Vehicles to Get TAK-4 Independent Suspension Kits
Tuesday, December 16, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 188 Cougar Exterior Ballistic EFP Kits
Wednesday, November 19, 2008UK Forces to Get 24 Additional Mastiff Vehicles
Monday, September 8, 2008UK Ministry of Defense Announces Second Generation Mastiff Vehicle
Friday, March 14, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 2,243 Additional MRAP Vehicles from Several Contractors

Operators & Related Equipment

United Kingdom451
Follow on order for 174 Mastiffs announced in October 2007; February 2010 23 Cougar Mastiff Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD); April 2011 additional order for 47 Mastiffs
201011Mastiff EOD
United States of America1,293

Grand Total 1,7503
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