Multi-purpose Troop Transport Carrier
System (MTTCS) developed by Teledyne Brown Engineering and SAIC,
to address military requirements for safe transport and rapid
deployment of troops and fortifications. The basic shelter accommodates
up to 10 people and their associated gear while countering the
ballistic threats of small-arms fire, up to and including 7.62
mm AP, and most fragmentation from Improvised Explosive Device
(IED) blast threats.
modular armored shelter can be mounted on medium or heavy trucks
or dismount to a fixed position, such as checkpoints access
control points, medical facilities or forward command and control
point. Each four foot armor module has a built-in roll cage
with four point seat harness restraints. Each module mounts
an escape hatch, hinged ballistic glass protected firing and
view ports, and roof mounted gun ring for M2, M240, MK19 weapons.
MTTCS structures weighing 4,400 up to 9,600 pounds are combined
of edge ports, center modules to form various types of fortifications
suitable for the specific mission. Each module can be sling
loaded to the forward area. The MTTCS has been test proven by
the Rapid Equipping Force (REF) at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation
Command, and has undergone combat operational evaluation under
REF sponsorship in Iraq.