New video display tested for MMPV
The US Army has begun testing a new Multi-Functional Video Display (MVD) for the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type II at Fort Leonard Wood, it was announced on 27 October.
The new monitor will give vehicle commanders and crew complete visibility around the vehicle, keeping them safe from potential explosives.
The operational testing will trial the integration of the video displays with the MMPV Type II to test how effective, suitable and reliable the MVD will be during combat.
The video input to the MVD is provided by a group of on-board enablers, which provide crewmembers with all information required to detect and defeat roadside explosives.
Heidi Watts, chief of USAOTC's Maneuver Support Test Division, said: ‘We are also collecting data on the reliability, availability, and maintainability of the MVD, so that we can identify any issues causing malfunctions of hardware failure now, rather than after fielding of the equipment.’
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