At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4


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IDEX 2015
International Defence Exhibition & Conference

22 - 26 February 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4
The Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) was launched in 2006 and, from that point onwards, it has been the subject of continuous development and innovation. Iveco Defence Vehicles appreciated from the outset that a vehicle such as LMV would have to evolve with changing requirements. The company therefore implemented a program of product development which focused on delivering incremental improvements, usually from lessons learned in the field, whilst maintaining the excellence of the basic design.
At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4LMV Digital displayed on Iveco's booth at IDEX 2015
Iveco Defence Vehicles has ensured that the LMV will continue to expand the roles it can undertake, moving seamlessly into the field of protected utility vehicles. The ability of the LMV design to accommodate a variety of requested developments has enabled implementation of a vehicle family approach, enabling LMV to fulfil a wide variety of roles. At present, the vehicle is available in a number of different variants, with a range of different protection levels or none at all. These include the Medevac, NBC unit, Pick-up, RSTA and SOF. Whatever its role, the LMV will continue to fulfil its most valued function: that of transporting its crew quickly and safely on any mission they are required to undertake.

At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4Right view of the LMV Digital on Iveco's booth at IDEX 2015

In its most recent variant, implemented with a new engine at 220hp, upgraded driveline for a higher performance and a new air filtration system, the LMV on display incorporates all the lessons learned from the field, providing more payload, better performance and higher reliability. One of the most important benefits is an increase of payload of some 40% to about 1.5 tons, depending on the vehicle configuration. In order to provide maximum agility, a new automatic 8-speed gearbox smooths the transition between gears when off-road. When operated in conjunction with the automatic drive management system, this ensures that the vehicle performs optimally at all times and on all terrain. For the driver, this translates into a greatly simplified driving experience, enabling him to focus on planning his route ahead and consequently boosting both mission performance and safety.
At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4Iveco LMV Digital (Photo: Iveco)

Further mobility enhancements are achieved through specially designed suspension units, combined with tires which better match different terrains. This mobility upgrade is also available as a retrofit package for the entire LMV legacy fleet. Last but not least, the maintenance load has been reduced by improving the type and location of some of the subsystems and by tailoring the service regime. The fully digitised electronic system allows the introduction of on demand maintenance based on prognostics instead of scheduled preventive maintenance.

At IDEX 2015, Iveco's booth is 06-B07.