General Dynamics Land Systems LAV Demonstrator 8x8 armoured undertakes 1050 km in 24 hours 12010152

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General Dynamics Land Systems LAV Demonstrator 8x8 armoured undertakes 1050 km in 24 hours.
General Dynamics Land Systems – UK is putting the latest in 8x8 wheeled combat technologies, the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Demonstrator, through its paces as it undertakes a 650-mile (1,050 km) journey in less than 24 hours.
     
General Dynamics Land Systems – UK is putting the latest in 8x8 wheeled combat technologies, the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Demonstrator, through its paces as it undertakes a 650-mile (1,050 km) journey in less than 24 hours. The LAV Demonstrator is the culmination of decades of experience in the design, development and delivery of world-leading combat vehicles and systems at General Dynamics Land Systems.
     
Travelling from Plymouth on the South Coast to Inverness, Scotland on Tuesday 20 October 2015 - with waypoints in Bridgwater, Gloucester, Stafford, Chorley, Carlisle and Sterling - the LAV Demonstrator will showcase its outstanding reliability and tactical mobility. These are just two of its capabilities in meeting the gruelling demands of modern warfare, whilst also delivering the extensive capabilities that might be required on future operations.

Based on the latest General Dynamics Land Systems 8x8 technologies now in service with the US and Canadian Armies, the LAV Demonstrator represents best-in-class levels of protection with blast-deflecting Double-V™ hull technology and energy-absorbing seating for crew and troops. A sixth generation suspension and driveline and a more powerful engine provide superior mobility, reliability, and significantly increased payload over the original Strykers first fielded in 2002.

The LAV Demonstrator also incorporates the highly reliable and combat-proven Kongsberg PROTECTOR - Remote Weapon Station (RWS) M-151, 12.7mm, integrated with Javelin anti-tank missile system. The system, when combined with the sensor package, smoke grenade dischargers and full stabilisation, markedly enhances the crew's self-defence and firepower capability.

The Stryker LAV platform is currently in service with seven nations, including the US, Canada and Australia, with more than 10,000 LAVs delivered to date. For the coalition forces, Stryker LAV offers the benefits of shared logistics infrastructure. All systems on the LAV Demonstrator are currently in production and available as off-the-shelf technology.

The LAV Demonstrator is the culmination of decades of experience in the design, development and delivery of world-leading combat vehicles and systems at General Dynamics Land Systems. This pedigree enables the Company to meet the specific requirements of customers, delivering some of the world's most recognisable combat vehicles to Armed Forces around the world, including the Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Stryker and Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) families, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) wheeled combat vehicles.
     
General Dynamics Land Systems – UK is putting the latest in 8x8 wheeled combat technologies, the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Demonstrator, through its paces as it undertakes a 650-mile (1,050 km) journey in less than 24 hours. General Dynamics Land Systems LAV Demonstrator with Kongsberg PROTECTOR - Remote Weapon Station (RWS) M-151, 12.7mm with Javelin missile launcher at DSEI 2015, International Defense xhibition in London, UK.
     
In the UK, the Company is delivering AJAX, the future Armoured Fighting Vehicle for the British Army, the MRAP platforms for the British Army, including the Cougar, Ridgback, Mastiff, Buffalo and Wolfhound platforms, as well as the highly survivable and agile Ocelot tactical 4x4 vehicle, which is in-service as 'Foxhound'.

The LAV Demonstrator will be accompanied on its journey by the Ocelot General Purpose Vehicle - Logistics (GPV-L). It is designed to provide intimate logistic support to combat troops, with a payload capacity of 2,500kg and can carry two standard NATO pallets on its load bed. This versatile vehicle has the same chassis and driveline as the in-service Foxhound 4x4 Light Protected Patrol Vehicle and the same high levels of protection and mobility. With a kerb weight of 6.5T, the Ocelot GPV-L can be air-lifted by CH-47, greatly enhancing its tactical deployment options.

General Dynamics Land Systems – UK recently announced that it will open a new facility in South Wales for the Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, creating 250 new jobs. Whilst the facility will initially undertake the AIT of the family of AJAX platforms, it has the capacity to meet the AIT and platform upgrade requirements of future UK land vehicle programmes.

Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems – UK, said: "This demanding journey, which builds on earlier rapid deployment exercises of the Stryker LAV in Europe in support of our NATO Allies, demonstrates the tactical mobility and deployment capabilities of the LAV and the agility required of combat vehicles in modern warfare. The LAV Demonstrator represents the optimum balance of size, mobility, lethality and protection. With General Dynamics Land Systems' continued investment in the UK, including the opening of a new UK facility, we are well placed to meet the future land vehicle requirements of the British Army and export customers worldwide."
 

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