Wednesday, April 24, 2024

General Dynamics unveils LAV-FSV light armoured vehicle at AFED 2018

The military vehicle’s manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems has unveiled a new 8×8 light armoured vehicle at the AFED 2018 exhibition in Saudi Arabia.

The vehicle, called the LAV-FSV, is being showcased in the combat vehicle configuration and equipped with 3000 series turret from CMI Defence.

The gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle is quoting 28,100 kg. The LAV-FSV’s powerpack comprises a Caterpillar C13 diesel developing 700 hp coupled to an Allison 2800 automatic transmission.


The hull of a new vehicle has a V type to provide a higher level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices.

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.

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The LAV-FSV is operated by a three-person crew comprising the commander, gunner and driver, also the vehicle can accommodate up to 4 troops. It is armed with the 3000 series turret from CMI Defence with 30mm cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.

The Cockerill 3000 Series is a single platform enabling a turret to accommodate guns of different calibres and the corresponding technological modules: automatic 25 mm, 30 mm, 30/40 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm calibre guns, along with direct fire guns of 90 and 105 mm calibre. These systems can also fire missiles.

More: General Dynamics showcases its innovative solutions for UK military vehicle programmes

It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia has entered into a 14-year, $10 billion agreement with General Dynamics’ Canadian subsidiary for an undisclosed number of military and civilian armored vehicles.

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