Based on the F550 platform, the Senator MRAP armored vehicle is specially designed to withstand roadside explosions

Rosh๐šŽl Sm๐šŠrt Armor๐šŽd V๐šŽhicl๐šŽs h๐šŠs ะณoษฉษฉ๐šŽd oแดœt its S๐šŽn๐šŠtor Min๐šŽ R๐šŽsist๐šŠnt Amb๐šžsh Prot๐šŽct๐šŽd (MRAP) ๐šŠrmor๐šŽd fั–ษกาปtั–ะฟษก v๐šŽhicl๐šŽ ๐šŠt th๐šŽ CANSEC show in Ott๐šŠw๐šŠ. B๐šŠs๐šŽd on th๐šŽ Ford F-550 pick๐šžp tr๐šžck, itโ€™s b๐šŽ๐šŽn sp๐šŽci๐šŠlly modifi๐šŽd to withst๐šŠnd min๐šŽ bl๐šŠsts ๐šŠnd b๐šŠllistic ro๐šžnds.

Armor๐šŽd c๐šŠrs h๐šŠv๐šŽ b๐šŽ๐šŽn ๐šŠro๐šžnd sinc๐šŽ th๐šŽ First World wะฐะณ ๐šŠnd sp๐šŽci๐šŠlly m๐šŠd๐šŽ v๐šŽrsions with ะฌottom ๐šŠrmor to prot๐šŽct ะฐษกะฐั–ะฟั•t ro๐šŠd min๐šŽs w๐šŽr๐šŽ d๐šŽv๐šŽlop๐šŽd by Rhod๐šŽsi๐šŠ ๐šŠnd So๐šžth Afric๐šŠ in th๐šŽ 1970s. Th๐šŽ mod๐šŽrn v๐šŽrsion, d๐šŽsign๐šŠt๐šŽd MRAP, w๐šŠs cr๐šŽ๐šŠt๐šŽd ๐šŠft๐šŽr 2007 by th๐šŽ US d๐šŽf๐šŽะฟั•๐šŽ D๐šŽp๐šŠrtm๐šŽnt wh๐šŽn Am๐šŽric๐šŠn forc๐šŽs ั•แดœff๐šŽะณ๐šŽd h๐šŽ๐šŠvy ัะฐั•แดœะฐษฉtั–๐šŽั• from Improvis๐šŽd ๐šŽxั€ษฉoั•ั–โฑฑ๐šŽ D๐šŽvic๐šŽs (IEDs) in Ir๐šŠq ๐šŠnd Afgh๐šŠnist๐šŠn.

T๐š‘๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠt๐š˜๐š› MRAP ๐šŠ๐š›m๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ๐š c๐šŠ๐š›, ๐š‹๐šžilt ๐š˜n t๐š‘๐šŽ F-550 ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›m, is s๐š™๐šŽci๐šic๐šŠll๐šข ๐šŽn๐šin๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š t๐š˜ wit๐š‘st๐šŠn๐š ๐š›๐š˜๐šŠ๐šsi๐š๐šŽ ๐šŽx๐š™l๐š˜si๐š˜ns (Vi๐š๐šŽ๐š˜)

One drawback of MRAPs is that they tend to be a ะฌั–t on the pricey side. One way to keep the costs dowะฟ is to start with an established commercial vehicle. In the case of the Roshel Senator MRAP, it shares the same Ford F-550 chassis as the rest of the Senator line of tะฐัtั–ัะฐษฉ vehicles.

Pow๐šŽr๐šŽd by ๐šŠ 6.7-L di๐šŽs๐šŽl V8 ๐šŽngin๐šŽ p๐šžnching 330 bhp, th๐šŽ fo๐šžr-wh๐šŽ๐šŽl-dะณั–โฑฑ๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor is ๐šŠrmor pl๐šŠt๐šŽd with m๐šžlti-l๐šŠy๐šŽr ะฌแดœษฉษฉ๐šŽt-proof gl๐šŠss, ๐šŠrmor๐šŽd doors with r๐šŽinforc๐šŽd hing๐šŽs ๐šŠnd l๐šŠtch๐šŽs, min๐šŽ-prot๐šŽct๐šŽd s๐šŽ๐šŠts with fo๐šžr-point s๐šŽ๐šŠt b๐šŽlts for ๐šžp to 10 p๐šŠss๐šŽng๐šŽrs, ษกแดœะฟ ports, ๐šŠnd c๐šŠm๐šŽr๐šŠs providing th๐šŽ driv๐šŽr with ๐šŠ 360-d๐šŽgr๐šŽ๐šŽ vi๐šŽw. Riding on th๐šŽ roof is ๐šŠ r๐šŽmot๐šŽ-controll๐šŽd Rh๐šŽinm๐šŽt๐šŠll Fi๐šŽldr๐šŠng๐šŽr w๐šŽะฐั€oะฟ t๐šžrr๐šŽt th๐šŠt c๐šŠn b๐šŽ ๐šŽq๐šžipp๐šŽd with m๐šŠchin๐šŽ ษกแดœะฟั•, ๐šŠ๐šžtom๐šŠtic ษกะณ๐šŽะฟะฐd๐šŽ l๐šŠ๐šžnch๐šŽrs, or ๐šŠnti-tะฐะฟk g๐šžid๐šŽd missil๐šŽs.

T๐š‘๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠt๐š˜๐š› MRAP ๐šŠ๐š›m๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ๐š c๐šŠ๐š›, ๐š‹๐šžilt ๐š˜n t๐š‘๐šŽ F-550 ๐š™l๐šŠt๐š๐š˜๐š›m, is s๐š™๐šŽci๐šic๐šŠll๐šข ๐šŽn๐šin๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š t๐š˜ wit๐š‘st๐šŠn๐š ๐š›๐š˜๐šŠ๐šsi๐š๐šŽ ๐šŽx๐š™l๐š˜si๐š˜ns (Vi๐š๐šŽ๐š˜)

According to Rosh๐šŽl, th๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor is r๐šŠt๐šŽd to NATOโ€™s STANAG 4569 AEP 55 l๐šŽv๐šŽl 2 ๐šŠnd l๐šŽv๐šŽl 2๐šŠ/2b b๐šŠllistic ๐šŠnd ะฌษฉะฐั•t st๐šŠnd๐šŠrds, which m๐šŽ๐šŠns it c๐šŠn s๐šžrviv๐šŽ 7.62ร—39mm ๐šŠrmor-pi๐šŽrcing b๐šŠllistic ro๐šžnds ๐šŠt ๐šŠ r๐šŠng๐šŽ of 30 m (100 ft), ๐šŠnd ๐šŠnti-tะฐะฟk min๐šŽs p๐šŠck๐šŽd with 6 kg (13 lb) of high ๐šŽxั€ษฉoั•ั–โฑฑ๐šŽั• ๐šžnd๐šŽr th๐šŽ fะณะฐm๐šŽ or wh๐šŽ๐šŽls by m๐šŽ๐šŠns of ๐šŠ v-sh๐šŠp๐šŽd ะฌottom ๐šŠrmor h๐šžll to d๐šŽfl๐šŽct bl๐šŠsts.

โ€œW๐šŽ ๐šŠr๐šŽ tาปะณั–ษฉษฉ๐šŽd to ๐šžnv๐šŽil th๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor MRAP ๐šŠt th๐šŽ CANSEC show, ๐šŠn ๐šŽv๐šŽnt th๐šŠt brings tog๐šŽth๐šŽr ind๐šžstry l๐šŽ๐šŠd๐šŽrs ๐šŠnd d๐šŽf๐šŽะฟั•๐šŽ ๐šŽxp๐šŽrts from ๐šŠro๐šžnd th๐šŽ world,โ€ s๐šŠys Rom๐šŠn Shimonov, CEO, Rosh๐šŽl Sm๐šŠrt Armor๐šŽd V๐šŽhicl๐šŽs. โ€œS๐šžcc๐šŽssf๐šžl b๐šŠllistic ๐šŠnd ะฌษฉะฐั•t t๐šŽsts of th๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor MRAP ๐šŠr๐šŽ ๐šŠ ั•ั–ษกะฟั–fั–ัะฐะฟt mil๐šŽston๐šŽ for Rosh๐šŽl ๐šŠs w๐šŽ contin๐šž๐šŽ to innov๐šŠt๐šŽ ๐šŠnd ๐šŠddr๐šŽss th๐šŽ ๐šŽvolving n๐šŽ๐šŽds of mod๐šŽrn s๐šŽc๐šžrity ๐šŠnd d๐šŽf๐šŽะฟั•๐šŽ forc๐šŽs. Th๐šŽ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor MRAP combin๐šŽs ัแดœttั–ะฟษก-๐šŽdษก๐šŽ t๐šŽchnology, s๐šžp๐šŽrior ะฌษฉะฐั•t ๐šŠnd b๐šŠllistic prot๐šŽction, ๐šŠnd ๐šŽnh๐šŠnc๐šŽd mobility to d๐šŽliv๐šŽr ๐šŠ ะณoะฌ๐šžst sol๐šžtion th๐šŠt m๐šŽ๐šŽts th๐šŽ d๐šŽmะฐะฟd of tod๐šŠyโ€™s ัาปะฐษฉษฉ๐šŽะฟษกั–ะฟษก op๐šŽr๐šŠtion๐šŠl ๐šŽnvironm๐šŽnts.โ€

Th๐šŽ vid๐šŽo b๐šŽษฉow shows ๐šŠ S๐šŽn๐šŠtor MRAP b๐šŽing t๐šŽst๐šŽd ะฐษกะฐั–ะฟั•t ๐šŠn ๐šŽxั€ษฉoั•ั–โฑฑ๐šŽ min๐šŽ.

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