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ATMAT – ISL
Military logistics is a matter of overcoming multiple challenges. In tough conditions, speed, accuracy, versatility and reliability are of the essence. The ATMAT is designed to meet these requirements, with flexible loading options, extreme versatility, and toughness. It’s suitable for a variety of tasks, it doesn’t require intensive training to drive – and it gets cargo from one point to another with the speed and safety you need.
The acronym rolls off the tongue. But it’s a concise description of what this vehicle does – All Terrain Mobility Articulated Transport. In an ATMAT, you won’t get stuck. It’s built to give a traversability close to tracked vehicles. In fact, it’s been used as a support vehicle for MBTs.
Air suspension provides the ATMAT with a real boost. The A25F and A30F feature gas-hydraulic front axle suspension. It dampens vibrations to the cab, meaning that the machine can be driven at higher speeds when off-road. It helps to shorten operation cycle times, providing a tangible performance boost.
Your mission continues at the end of the transport run. You need your personnel to be fit and able to perform demanding tasks on arrival. The ATMAT suspension system ensures this, as well letting you traverse rough terrain.
Conditions on an operation can be extremely demanding. Your equipment needs to be able to deliver in the heat of the moment. The ATMAT is built for this, as well as low maintenance requirements and competitive LCCs. It’s the sturdiest mode of transport in the commercial industry.
Strong, accurate steering is a key requirement for following your unit and tracked vehicles on a mission. Volvo’s system is strong on rough ground, delivering high steering force at low revs in environments like deep mud. Hydraulic damping prevents any jolts and shocks from being transferred to the driver. The system also provides great accuracy and stability when travelling fast on good roads.
Built for any environment – snow and ice, deserts, tropical regions, and anything in between. Each comes with its own type of rough terrain. None pose a problem, thanks to the rotating frame hitch that the ATMAT is built around. It reduces stress on the structure. It provides a solid boost to the suspension by keeping the wheels in contact with all terrains. And it’s positioned high – next to the centre of gravity of the vehicle’s load, for good stability and ground clearance.
High diameter tyres give a long footprint, essential for good speeds on undulating terrain. Wide tyres provide great stability and low ground pressure for softer surfaces. The ATMAT can also be equipped with solutions for running on flat tyres. The rims, hubs and axles are extremely heavy-duty – which, along with high ground clearance, also helps protect personnel from IEDs.