Iveco displays SUPERVAV 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle for the first time in UK at DSEI 2013
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International Defence & Security Exhibition
10 - 13 September 2013
London, United Kingdom
Iveco displays 8x8 SuperAV at DSEI 2013
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:55 PM|
|Iveco displays SUPERVAV 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle for the first time in UK at DSEI 2013.|
At DSEI 2013,Iveco Defence Vehicles displays the amphibious 8x8 SUPERAV which is being displayed in the UK for the first time. Developed to meet the requirement for a vehicle to support littoral operations, SUPERAV provides class leading payload and protection.
Iveco SUPERAV at DSEI 2013
The base vehicle is currently being offered for the US Marine Corps (MPC) program. Operational trials are on-going and the results received to date are highly promising. SUPERAV is available in two different body widths – 2.7 and 3 metres, for different roles. As a result of SUPERAV’s high payload, the vehicle can be equipped with weapon systems of up to 40mm calibre.
The SUPERAV design exploits the lessons learnt from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the innovative chassis and hull design providing high levels of protection against both mine and IED attack without compromising the vehicle’s amphibious performance. By designing in survivability from the outset, Iveco’s engineers have ensured that, even at the lower GVWs available, SUPERAV has the highest protection in its class. Survivability is enhanced by a series of designinnovations, including high performance on board fire fighting and anti-explosion systems.
SUPERAV’s high fuel and on-board water capacity ensure that the vehicle is capable of undertaking operations across substantial distances, with a 500 mile range on land, and 40 miles in amphibious mode. This outstanding operational mobility is complimented by the vehicle’s tactical mobility and terrain accessibility, enhanced by a Central Tyre Inflation System and run-flats all round. An area in which Iveco has acquired considerable expertise, and from which SUPERAV benefits, is the installation of appliqué passive and active protection systems without noticeably changing the vehicle’s profile. This has the considerable benefit of ensuring that an enemy cannot tell what level of protection a given vehicle is carrying.
Video IVECO Defence Vehicles at DSEI 2013