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Husky MK III VMMD
The Husky MK III Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector is a single-occupant, mine-resistant vehicle designed to allow Soldiers to safely conduct route clearance missions in rural and urban environments. Fitted with a ground-penetrating radar system that detects buried explosives with a low false alarm rate, the Husky has the ability to pass over pressure-fused landmines without detonating them—the vehicle’s most distinctive feature.
When an explosive is detected, the Husky marks it for neutralization and disposal, permitting the safe passage of service members and civilians and reducing casualties and damaged vehicles. In the event of an explosion, the Husky’s V-shaped hull protects its operator by deflecting the blast away from the vehicle. Plus, its modular armored design causes the Husky to break apart in a predictable fashion, allowing Soldiers to perform in-field repairs to minimize downtime. Fielded in 2010, the Husky is of paramount importance to military operations where mines and IEDs are common dangers. It has been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Length: 24.08 feet
Width: 8.3 feet
Height: 11.61 feet
Weight: 18,409 lbs.
Wheelbase: 17.85 feet
Fuel range: 497 miles
Fuel capacity: 40 gallons
Engine: Mercedes Benz OM 906 LA 6.4-liter, 6-cylinder turbo diesel
Max power: 150 kW (201 horsepower) at 2,200 rpm
Max speed: 45 mph sustained, 59 mph burst