General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada (GDLS Canada) has released additional details of its latest 8x8 Light Armoured Vehicle 700 (LAV 700) vehicle, which is now in production for an unidentified export customer. This is believed to be Saudi Arabia.
The LAV 700 leverages on technology from the 8x8 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) and its variants built for the US Army as well as the latest LAV 6.0 currently in production for Canada.
The latest General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada LAV 700 in command post vehicle configuration. This is fitted with a roof-mounted Kongsberg Protector remote weapon station armed with .50 M2 HB MG and co-axial MG. The wire cutter is shown erected on the front of the vehicle forward of the driver's position.Photo by: GDLS Canada
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 but the company is currently quoting 32,000 kg, including a payload capacity of 11,000 kg.