Modernization. Readiness. Innovation. Those are just a few of the terms the U.S. Department of Defense uses when discussing how to prepare for future operations around the world. But what does modernization look like at the National Guard level?
Mack Defense’s M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck was aired on WDAM7 for the Army’s newest delivery of the vehicle to its troops. The Mississippi National Guard was the first to receive these state-of-the-art vehicles with integrated comfort, safety, and security features.
Backup camera. Blind spot detection. Electronic windows and mirrors. A charging plug for a smartphone. Comfortable seats. And a heated dump bed. All standard. Those are just some of the improvements included on the on the Army’s newest and most modern dump truck, the M917A3. And on Feb. 23-24, Fort Stewart engineer Soldiers took charge of their new rides.
ALLENTOWN, PA (Feb. 22, 2022) – Mack Defense announced it partnered with TenCate Advanced Armor USA to provide a force protection system for the Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) and other Mack Defense vehicle platforms. TenCate provided design and engineering support to Mack Defense to equip the M917A3 HDT with a force protection system that protects occupants against threats in hostile environments.
Mack Trucks Inc. is manufacturing a four-axle, heavy-duty dump truck for the U.S. Army designated the M917A3. It has a GVW of 94,500 pounds with a maximum payload of 54,000 pounds, and is offered with either a standard cab with a special, poison gas-resistant coating or a heavily armored cab.
The view from the driveway in front of Mack’s Customer Experience Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was impressive. Several military dump trucks were parked on concrete pads near the building, looking almost menacing with their high stance and dull green and desert tan paint.
The Mack Defense team celebrated with honored guests the M917A3 Heavy Dump Production Line Ceremony on September 23rd 2021. It was a special milestone for all those involved with this program and we are very humbled to be involved in the safe travels for our armed forces! Click To Watch The Video
US Manufacturer Seeks More Uses For Its M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck Chassis.
Mack Defense intends to expand its presence in the US tactical wheeled vehicle sector, company executives revealed in a private media briefing during the AUSA annual exhibition on 11-13 October in Washington DC.