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New EFV Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Amphibious armoured Prototype Tests at Camp Pendleton.


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The latest prototype of the troubled Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle demonstrates its high speed water manoeuvrability off the coast of Camp Pendleton. The newest variant of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle throttles all 2,700 horsepower and lifts out of the glassy water gliding like a jet ski. Although the EFV program manager's RHIB has no problem keeping up with the 30 mph speed of the 78,000-pound EFV, it is a breathtaking advancement from its venerable predecessor, the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, which comparatively crawls at 9 mph in water. The EFV is expected to enter limited production in 2012 and the Marine Corps has planned to field 573 vehicles by 2026 according to the EFV Program Office in Woodbridge, Va.The latest prototype of the troubled Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle demonstrates its high speed water manoeuvrability off the coast of Camp Pendleton. The newest variant of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle throttles all 2,700 horsepower and lifts out of the glassy water gliding like a jet ski.

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