Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 89
Also Known As: High Mobility Engineering Vehicle and IHMEE
Origin: Australia
Corporations: ADI Limited
Parent System: HMEV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 89
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Description: The HMEV (High Mobility Engineering Vehicle) is a wheeled engineering vehicle capable of traveling at high speed on/off road. The HMEV was selected by the Australian Army and 27 HMEVs were delivered. In December 2001 the US Army selected the HMEV vehicle for its IHMEE (Interim High Mobility Engineering Excavator) program ordering up to 62 HMEV vehicles. Canada, the United Arab Emirates and some NATO countries are evaluating the HMEV vehicle.

The HMEV features self-deployment, cross-country, capability, highway speed of 100 km/h, diesel engine rated at 185-hp, earth moving functions, trailer towing of up to 8,000 kg, air-conditioning, lightweight armor, air transportable capability (C-130 and CH-47) and stores for an optional operator. The vehicle was selected by the US Army under the designation Interim High Mobility Engineering Excavators or IHMEE. Up to 40 IHMEEs will be procured by the US Army with final deliveries scheduled in 2004. ADI hopes that this purchase boosts international orders.

HMEV Specifications

Crew: 1
Troops: 1
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Height: 3.49 meter (137 inch)
Length: 8.54 meter (336 inch)
Width: 2.49 meter (98 inch)
Max Range: 600 kilometer (373 mile)
Power: 185 shp (138 kW)
Cross Country Speed: 22.2 mps (80 kph)
Top Speed: 27.8 mps (100 kph)
Max Weight: 11,990 kilogram (26,433 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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