The next generation ATMP is here, the electric eco All-Terrain Mobile Platform (eATMP), is the next step in technology revolution using individual batteries to power each wheel, making it a truly eco efficient off road vehicle. The eATMP offers supreme cross-country performance and its predecessor the ATMP is a well-known workhorse used in a wide variety of roles worldwide. It can carry a substantial payload for a vehicle of its size which, combined with its ‘go anywhere’ ethos, has made it the vehicle of choice for many years.
The eATMP has the same chassis as the ATMP, therefore it can be transported within and below a range of air platforms providing instant mobility support for airborne and air-mobile forces on the ground. It also demonstrates Supacat’s innovation and ability to produce a straightforward and inexpensive solution to a unique customer requirement. Designed by SC-Innovation and Supacat part of the SC Group, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
The eATMP has permanent six wheel drive (6×6) with the front four wheels (two axles) steered conventionally by using a rotating handlebar arrangement. These handlebars also operate the steering brakes, which act independently on each side of the vehicle giving brake steering. The eATMP is amphibious and has a low ground pressure, enabling it to traverse rough terrain whilst carrying up to eight troops (and two crew), a standard NATO pallet or other stores (ammunition etc.).
The UK All Terrain Mobility Platform is commonly known by the name of its manufacturer Supacat. It is a lightweight, 6-wheeled vehicle used by airborne and air-mobile forces of the British Army since 1988. In addition, the ATMP in British Army service could be fitted with a Milan Firing Post. The Parachute Regiment also conducted a successful proof of concept in 1989 by fitting a Javelin LML to the bed of the ATMP for drop zone air defence. A second ATMP acted as an ammunition limber.