Raytheon successfully completed initial live-fire testing new LAV-AT Anti-Tank Light Armored 0311131

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Sunday, November 3, 2013 10:15 AM
 
Raytheon successfully completed initial live-fire testing of new LAV-AT Anti-Tank Light Armoured.
Raytheon Company of United States successfully completed an initial round of live-fire testing with a new U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapon system. The upgraded, highly mobile, anti-armor LAV-AT weapon system is designed to protect reconnaissance and light infantry. Its mission is to defeat threats at long-range, day or night, and in all weather conditions.
     
Raytheon Company of United States successfully completed an initial round of live-fire testing with a new U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapon system. The upgraded, highly mobile, anti-armor LAV-AT weapon system is designed to protect reconnaissance and light infantry. Its mission is to defeat threats at long-range, day or night, and in all weather conditions.
Raytheon Company successfully completed an initial round of live-fire testing with a new U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapon system. Photo: Raytheon. (PRNewsFoto/Raytheon Company)
     

"Raytheon is delivering an enhanced capability designed to save Marines' lives," said Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Land Warfare Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "The new turret and thermal systems can perform surveillance and targeting on the move, providing greater situational awareness. Raytheon has also reduced the size of the equipment to provide more crew space inside the vehicle."

In April 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps awarded Raytheon a contract to develop and integrate an anti-tank weapon system on four LAV-ATs. All four vehicles will go into development testing later this year, with operational testing to follow in late 2014.

The LAV-AT is an anti-tank missile vehicle based on the LAV 8x8 light armoured able to destroy main battle tanks and fixed fortifications. The vehicle entered in service with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 are expected to remain in service until 2014.

 

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