A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is a light vehicle (not classified as an armored fighting vehicle) with added protection against improvised explosive devices, and the infantry ambushes that may follow. The hull of an MRAP is specifically designed to deflect explosions from buried munitions, riding higher above ground and featuring a sloped undercarriage rather than a traditional flat bottom.
Several vehicles used by the United States carry the MRAP designation. Among them is the Cougar, an American infantry mobility vehicle. The Cougar H Variant has four wheels.
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The Cougar H MRAP is featured in Battlefield 4, and is used by the United States Marines. It was first seen on the map Siege of Shanghai during EA's press conference at E3 2013. It is the American counterpart to the Chinese ZFB05, and can carry four people, including the driver.
Compared to the M1114 HMMWV, it has a much higher profile. It can potentially get stuck in interior spaces that might accommodate the other enclosed transports.
A fresh MRAP has blast- and bullet-resistant doors and windows. Unlike the HMMWV, the doors on the MRAP—which can be blown off by explosions—cannot be replaced by repairing the vehicle. The vehicle occupants remain at risk of attack after initial damage has removed the doors. Whether this is a permanent feature or a quirk of the beta remains to be seen.