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Armored all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) like this one that were made at JLG Industries in McConnellsburg and at parent company Oshkosh Corp.’s defense plants have been urgently fielded to Afghanistan to provide warfighters with a highly survivable and off-road capable truck so they can carry out their mission and come home safely. Featuring an armor system with a “V”-shaped hull engineered to deflect blasts from improvised explosive devices (IED) away from its occupants, the M-ATV seats four passengers and one gunner. After production the vehicles are outfitted with combat equipment. Oshkosh has received orders for 8,079 M-ATVs since it won the Department of Defense contract in June 2009. The first M-ATVs arrived in Afghanistan in October 2009. –U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. EFREN LOPEZ 001p1.jpg