Mine Protection Vehicle Family (MPVF), Mine Clearing Vehicle (MCV), Explosive Hazard Pre-Detonation (EHP)
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The Mine Protection Vehicle Family (MPVF) consists of the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type I and II, the Husky Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection (VMMD) system, and the Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV). All are blast-protected with a V-shaped hull.

MMPV Type I (Panther) supports Explosive Ordnance Disposal Companies and Chemical Biological Response Teams.

The Husky VMMD, Buffalo MPCV and MMPV Type II (RG-31) support Engineer Units in Brigade Engineer Battalions and route and area clearance operations. VMMD is a vehicle-mounted mine-detection and lane-proofing system capable of finding and marking metallic explosive hazards. The MPCV is capable of interrogating and classifying suspected explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices, with its articulating arm and camera, which can remotely interrogate a suspected explosive hazard and allow the crew to confirm, deny and classify the hazard. The MMPV Type II is a command and control vehicle with various attachments used to detect and neutralize potential explosive hazards

The MCV is a vehicle designed to clear large areas of anti-tank and anti- personnel mines by means of a rotating flail.

EHP capabilities will counter the full spectrum of conventional and asymmetric explosive hazards including surface-laid, buried and concealed landmines, IED, Explosively Formed Penetrators, Unexploded Ordnance, battlefield munitions and booby traps to include associated trigger mechanisms.


These systems provide the warfighter with effective, reliable and affordable blast protection by interrogating and classifying suspected explosive hazards while providing force protection to defeat the full spectrum of worldwide explosive hazards.



  • Personnel Capacity: 5
  • Operational Length: 349 inches
  • Operational Width: 124 inches
  • Operational Height: 136 inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 74,000 pounds


  • Personnel Capacity: 4
  • Operational Length: 276.8 inches
  • Operational Width: 107.1 inches
  • Operational Height: 141.4 inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 35,000 pounds

MPCV Buffalo A2

  • Personnel Capacity: 6
  • Operational Length: 323 inches
  • Operational Width: 106 inches
  • Operational Height: 156 inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 48,500 pounds

VMMD Husky

  • Personnel Capacity: 1
  • Operational Length: 291.6 inches
  • Operational Width: 100.8 inches
  • Operational Height: 122 inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 15,240 pounds


  • Personnel Capacity: 2
  • Operational Length: 392.4 inches
  • Operational Width: 189.5 inches
  • Operational Height: 99.3 inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 42,628 pounds



  • Supported 19 separate Operational Needs Statements for MPVF totaling approximately 500 vehicles
  • RECAP/RESET production at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD), PA, for the Husky, Buffalo, MMPV Type I and MMPV Type II

3QFY16: Completed fielding of the MCV


  • Full Materiel Release (FMR) for MMPV Type I
  • Conditional Materiel Release and First Unit Equipped for MMPV Type II
  • Milestone C for EHP Blower

3QFY17: Milestone C for EHP WNS
1QFY18: Successfully completed Follow-on Operational Test for MMPV Type II with Multifunctional Video Display
2QFY18: Milestone C for EHP Roller
4QFY18: MMPV Type II to obtain FMR


FY19-21: MMPV Type II: RESET/RECAP ongoing at Letterkenny Army Depot
1QFY19: EHP Blower: Obtain FMR and begin Fielding
3QFY19: EHP WNS: Obtain FMR and begin Fielding


  • Buffalo and Husky: Complete Fielding
  • EHP Roller: Obtain FMR and begin Fielding

4QFY20: MMPV Type I Conversion: obtain FMR
1QFY21: MMPV Type I Conversion: complete Fielding
2QFY22: EHP Blower: Complete Fielding
2QFY23: MMPV Type II: Complete Fielding

Foreign Military Sales

  • MPCV: United Kingdom
  • VMMD: Canada, Kenya and Australia
  • MCV: Austria


  • MMPV Type I (Panther): BAE Systems (York, PA); RECAP/RESET performed at LEAD, PA
  • MMPV Type II (RG-31): General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (Canada); RECAP/RESET performed at LEAD, PA
  • MPCV: General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, MI); RECAP/RESET performed at LEAD, PA
  • VMMD: Critical Solutions International, Inc. (Charleston, SC); RECAP/RESET performed at LEAD, PA
  • M1271 MCV: Hydrema (Denmark)
  • EHP Debris Blower: Buffalo Turbine (Springville, NY)
  • EHP WNS: GS Engineering (Houghton, MI)
  • EHP Mine Roller (Prototype): Anniston Army Depot (Anniston, AL)
Mine Protection Vehicle Family (MPVF), Mine Clearing Vehicle (MCV), Explosive Hazard Pre-Detonation (EHP)