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General Dynamics Land Systems at IDEX 2017
General Dynamics' new LAV 700 light armoured vehicle makes world premiere at IDEX 2017
The US-based military vehicles manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems was presenting for the first time the latest variant of its famous Light Armoured Vehicles family, the LAV 700. The GLDS LAV 700 provides a next-generation wheeled combat capability, based on combat-proven technology from a company with proven performance and expertise in systems integration.
General Dynamics' new LAV 700 light armoured vehicle at IDEX 2017
Showcased in its Command Post variant at IDEX 2017, the LAV 700 is an upgraded version of the LAV 6 developed for the Canadian Army. Other variants include personnel carrier, direct fire support, anti-tank, security, reconnaissance, ambulance, etc.

The LAV 700 is powered by a Caterpillar C13 engine developing 711hp coupled to 7-speed automatic transmission. This gives the LAV 700 a maximum speed of 110 km/h and a range of almost 1,000 km.

Armament fitted on the new LAV 700 includes 12.7/7.62 mm remote controlled weapon station, medium calibre turret with 30/40 mm cannon, large calibre turret with 90 or 105 mm gun, semi/automatic 120 mm mortar, as well as anti-tank guided missile in stand-alone or integrated to medium calibre turret.

Such as the previous Stryker vehicle, the LAV 700 features inherent mineblast protection via a Double-V-Hull chassis design, scalable ballistic protection, energy attenuating seats and laser warning system. Crew protection is also provided by NBC detection/protection system, automatic fire suppression and multi-spectral smoke grenade launchers. EO/IR systems provide surveillance through 360° direct view optics. Leading-edge systems and various sensors coupled to open architecture C4 system, fully compatible with radios and connected equipment, ensure full mission capability.

GDLS’s LAV 700 has a length of 8.2 m, a width of 3.0 m and a height of 2.8 m. It has a payload of 11,000 kg and a gross vehicle weight of 32,000 kg.

General Dynamics' new LAV 700 light armoured vehicle at IDEX 2017


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