Monday, May 23, 2011

New Combat Vehicle Family Launched

Critical Solutions International (CSI) of Dallas, TX, in partnership with RSD, a division of DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd. of Boksburg, South Africa, launched the Mountain Lion family of high mobility armored vehicles at the NDIA Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). On exhibit is the first prototype, an 8-seat medium-weight class vehicle.

"All Mountain Lion variants will combine and improve upon generations of combat-proven designs from our VMMD Husky currently deployed with US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq," said CSI President, Shon Craig. "The end result is a mobile, protective and versatile next-generation line of vehicles capable of operating in mountainous and rough terrain."

The Mountain Lion family of vehicles span the weight, protection and performance range from JLTV to MRAP, creating:

-- Increased Mobility
-- Permanent 4 wheel steering that creates a turning circle of 40ft.
-- Fully independent suspension with a 16" ground clearance.
-- Enhanced and Extended Protection
-- One piece (monocoque) V-shaped armored hull for crew and critical sub-systems.
-- A and B-kit armor tailored to customer requirements.
-- Performance and Versatility
-- Multiple seating configurations for up to 12 occupants.
-- Increased payload for a wide range of command and control functions as well as route clearance and combat support roles.
-- Maximum use of commercial components to enhance maintainability and supportability.
-- Designed to enable the option of a diesel-electric hybrid drive train.

CSI, in partnership with RSD, has been a consistent resource to the US Army and Marine Corps, for the successful acquisition, testing, development and production of numerous mine-detection and counter-IED vehicles and systems currently deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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