Defence & Security News - Iveco
|Tuesday, September 9, 2014 09:53 AM|
|Iveco to deliver 90 LMV M65 to Ukrainian Army|
According to local medias, Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi stated at the NATO summit in Wales that he allowed Italian government to negociate with the Ukrainian side for the purchase of 90 Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Amoured Vehicle) M65.
Iveco Light Multirole Armoured Vehicle
Renzi also recalled that Italy announced its willingness to provide financial assistance to the NATO Trust Fund in 2015 to support the defense potential of Ukraine.
Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) is a 4WD tactical vehicle developed by Iveco, and in service with several countries. LMV can be fitted with modular armour, who gives a protection against any type of mine and ballistic threats, favoring crew protection versus vehicle integrity. The Iveco LMV can be fitted with a remote controlled weapon station armed with weapons up to 12,7 mm in caliber. Larger weapons systems such as air-defense missiles, shelter, box-type or even pick-up style bodies can be mounted behind a smaller two-seat cab. IVECO LMV M65 is deservedly considered as one of the best Light Armoured MRAP. He can not only withstand fire from automatic weapons, but also withstand bombs up to 6-7 kg of TNT.