LAV 700 Light Armoured Vehicle
The General Dynamics Land Systems LAV 700 provides a next-generation wheeled combat capability. The LAV 700 is powered by a Caterpillar C13 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 711 hp. It is a huge improvement over 450 hp engine of early versions. The LAV 700 is based on combat-proven technology from a company with proven performance and expertise in systems integration. LAV 700 features a high-performance engine, driveline and suspension for unmatched mobility, and the patented Double-V™ hull, coupled with add-on defensive measures for mission-con gurable protection.
In February 2017 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) showed its latest Light Armoured Vehicle 700 (LAV 700) for the first time. General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) displayed in Abu Dhabi the latest variant of its Light Armoured Vehicle 700/ LAV 700. LAV 700 is the most advanced vehicle of its class developed by the company so far, appearing at IDEX 2017 in its command control configuration.According to information shared by the company, the product is already being exported to an undisclosed country. Although this country isbelieved to be Saudi Arabia, noconfirmation had been received.
The LAV 700 is the latest generation of General Dynamics Land Systems LAV to enter production. It represents the outcome of a decade of research and development into all aspects of LAV performance. With a large-format hull, a 700hp engine coupled to the latest generation 33T driveline and suspension, over 11T of payload, and cutting edge sensor and data integration, the LAV 700 is suited to a broad range of mission roles. The LAV 700 is designed to provide superior mobility and ride quality in all terrains, with a suite of protection packages scalable to meet expected mission threats.
When compared with earlier LAV platforms, the latest LAV 700 features a new and larger hull on which increased payload and protection can be carried. The gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle depends on the variant and weapons fit. It has a payload of 11,000 kg and a gross vehicle weight of 32,000kg.
The LAV 700 is based on the technology of the Stryker 8x8 armored in service with the US army. The LAV 700 features a new larger hull made on all welded steel with an applique passive armour package. To increase protection against rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and modern anti-tank missile, the vehicle can be fitted with a modular armor.
The vehicle can be fitted with a wide range of weapon systems, from small-calibre Remote Weapon Systems, through medium calibre turrets, plus direct and indirect fire support for overmatching lethality. Leading-edge systems and sensors coupled to a state-of-the-art open-architecture C4 suite ensure full mission exibility, now and into the future.
LAV 700 is the culmination of decades of wheeled armoured vehicle technology evolution by General Dynamics Land Systems, a world-leading provider of wheeled combat vehicles. Its design leverages the extensive operational experience of our international customers to deliver unmatched capability for the soldier.
The LAV 700 is an upgradedversion of the LAV 6 developed for the Canadian Army. The vehicle is powered by a Caterpillar C13 engine developing 711 hp coupled to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The LAV 700 features inherent mine-blast protection via a Double-V-Hull chassis design. It is equipped with .50 calibre machine gun and coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Galex grenades can be delivered from the roof. Cameras offer the crew 360-degree situational awareness.
The LAV-FSV is an 8x8 armoured vehicle using similar design to the all family of LAV vehicle, with the driver sits at the front of the hull on the left side, with engine on its right, turret in the middle of the hull and troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner and can carry four infantrymen.
During AFED 2018, the defense exhibition that was held in Saudi Arabia in February 2018, the American Company General Dynamics has presented a new version of it 8x8 light armoured vehicle under the name of LAV-FSV (Light Armoured Vehicle-Fire Support Vehicle). The vehicle is based on a V-shaped hull to increase survivability against mine blast and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) threats.
The LAV-FSV is an 8x8 armoured vehicle using similar design to the all family of LAV vehicle, with the driver sits at the front of the hull on the left side, with engine on its right, turret in the middle of the hull and troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner and can carry four infantrymen. It has a gross weight of 28,100 kg and is powered by a Caterpillar C13 diesel engine developing 700 hp. coupled to an automatic transmission Allison 2800 with seven forward and one reverse gears and a single-speed transfer case.
|Gross vehicle weight rating||33,000kg|
|Typical payload||~11500kg (for weapons, armour, crew, stowage, etc)|
|Length x width x height (hull)|| 8.77m x 2.8m x 2.8m|
(approximate, depending on variant)
|Engine||Caterpillar C13, 711hp|