General Dynamics Cougar 4X4 / by RANGE R.A.T.S.

MRAP FAMILY - Land Systems is the global leader in combat vehicles that protect our troops and save lives. Our MRAP family of vehicles — including the Buffalo, Cougar and its variants and other specialty vehicles  are at the forefront of blast- and ballistic-protected technology. These vehicles perform in the field because they are first rigorously tested at Land Systems' research center for blast technology and counter improvised explosive device (IED) center.  Our vehicles are designed specifically for domestic and international military customers and protect their occupants from land mines, hostile fire and IED's, commonly identified as roadside bombs.

The advanced ballistic and blast-protected Cougar boasts an outstanding occupant survival rate. The 4x4 can transport six passengers plus equipment, and be configured for Command and Control, EOD, Patrol, Convoy Support, Forward Observation, Reconnaissance, Med-Evac and more. A workhorse for the U.S. Marine Corps since 2004, the Cougar has withstood literally thousands of IED/landmine attacks. It's built to drive into danger and, if damaged, its reparability allows the Cougar to return to service, usually within a matter of hours.

Proven combat survivability is the key to sending personnel out with a 'go anywhere, do anything and get home to tell about it' attitude. The advanced ballistic and blast-protected MRAP Cat I Cougar boasts an outstanding occupant survival rate. The Cougar 4x4, which can transport up to six passengers plus equipment, has been a workhorse for the U.S. Marine Corps combat engineers in Iraq since 2004.

The Cougar is the paragon of troop transports in Iraq and Afghanistan, where it has withstood literally thousands of IED/landmine attacks. As for the survivability of the Cougar itself, not only is the vehicle built to drive into danger, its reparability typically allows it to return to service within a matter of hours. The Cougar’s reliability has gained it global popularity and is being sold to foreign allies in Canada, Iraq and the UK.



  • Height – ~119 in (302 cm) to top of go light
  • Width – 107 in (271 cm) at rear side marker lights
  • Length – 250 in (635 cm) from front bumper to rear steps
  • Curb Weight – 34,000 lbs (15,422 kg)
  • Combat Weight – 43,000 lbs (19,504 kg) max
  • Payload – 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) max
  • Ground Clearance – 15 in (38 cm) under transfer case
  • Seating – 2 + 4


  • Governed Speed – 55 mph (88 km/h); Operational sprint 65 mpg (104 km/h)
  • Range – 420 mi (675.9 km)
  • Fording Depth – Unprepared ~39 in (99 cm)
  • Approach Angle – 40 ̊
  • Departure Angle – 50 ̊


  • Engine – Caterpillar C7 diesel (MIL SPEC)
  • Transmission – Allison 3500 SP series
  • Horsepower – 330 hp (246 kW) @2400 RPM
  • Torque – 860 ft lbs (1166 nm) @ 1450 RPM
  • Front Axle – Marmon-Herrington MT-22
  • Rear Axle – Marmon-Herrington R-22
  • Tires – Michelin XZL 395/85 R20
  • Run Flats – Hutchinson VFI
  • Brakes – Air


  • 4 total –
  • 1 Driver
  • 1 Co-driver
  • 1 Rear crew double door
  • 1 Top-side standard hatch


  • Certified to MIL-STD 209K


  • Climate Control System – Air conditioning (Dual units rated at 21,000 & 33,000 BTU); Heating (Dual units rated at 28,000 & 46,000 BTU) 
  • Vehicle Tool Kit – Included 
  • Electrical – Voltage 24V 
  • Armor Protection – Per customer requirement 
  • Glass Protection – Per customer requirement 
  • Mine Protection – Per customer requirement


  • Seat Belts – Five-point harness
  • Fire Extinguishers – Automated engine & crew AFES