The Mexican Blindajes Epel company , under an agreement with the US company Oshkosh Corporation, develops the Sandcat MX armored vehicles to the Government of Mexico for military and police tasks.
Epel company has sold more than 300 Sandcats armored vehicles made by Oshkosh, since 2012 and now for the first time, Epel develops the Sandcat MX in Mexico.
The Sandcat MX is a protected multirole vehicle built to offer high performance and payload capacities for challenging missions.
SandCat has three variants, utility, transport and SOV, offering customisable protection features. The utility and transport variants can carry a crew of up to five and eight, respectively, while the SOV can carry four.
The utility variant has a curb weight of 6,033kg and a payload capacity 2,109kg. The transport variant has a curb weight of 6,930kg and a payload capacity of 1,814kg. The SOV variant has a curb weight of 5,000kg and a payload capacity of 2,300kg. The payload capacities can vary based on the installations of the protection levels.