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Cougar Independent Suspension

This Category I (CAT-I 4x4) Cougar Independent Suspension (Cougar IS) uses the AxleTech ISAS 5000 independent suspension to improve the Cougar's mobility over rough terrain. This version of the Cougar has a lower curb weight, and slightly lower profile. It can travel at a maximum road speed of 66 miles per hour and accelerate from zero to 30 mph in 11 seconds. The vehicle can travel a 5% grade at a speed of 29 mph. and negotiate a grade of 60% and side slope of 30%. A different version of the Cougar was also tested with a modified TAK-4 suspension system from Oshkosh.

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