Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Every year at the Chicago Auto Show, there's a military section full of goodies aimed at capturing the Pentagon's hearts and pocketbooks. The Oshkosh SandCat may do so with a dash of shock and awe.

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

Oshkosh SandCat Makes Other SUVs Feel Weak And Puny

The SandCat is being aimed at the space between the upcoming up-armored Humvee replacement JLTV program and the much, much bigger MRAP. Based on the Ford F550 commercial chassis, the SandCat gets coated in a thick plating of bulletproof armor fully enclosing the passenger compartment. The driveline gets upgraded with a two speed electronically operated transfer case, some very serious bead lock wheels and tires, and air lockers from ARB. This particular demonstrator has a full external fire suppression system, which would come in handy when driving through perhaps a forest fire, or maybe a volcano, which we assume this can also do.