Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III Upgrade

Description

Description

The Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade (LAV III Upgrade) is replacing the LAV III as the Army’s primary infantry fighting vehicle. With enhanced protection, mobility and firepower, this all-weather vehicle can be used on most types of terrain.  The vehicle can ford hard-bottomed bodies of water to a depth of 1.5 metres.  Capable of speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on roads, the LAV III Upgrade gives the commander more options in both combat and non-combat situations.

 The LAV III Upgrade is powered by a water-cooled, six-cylinder, 450-horsepower, and turbo-charged diesel engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission.  The operator can select four or eight-wheel drive.

Variants

Variants

  • Infantry section carrier (ISC) vehicle
  • Command post (CP) vehicle
  • Engineer vehicle
  • Reconnaissance (Recce) vehicle
  • Observation post (OP) vehicle
Specifications

Specifications (ISC only)

Weight

  • Basic weight: 20,638 kilograms
  • Combat load (with Add-on-Armour): 28,576 kilograms

Dimensions

  • Length: 7.827 metres
  • Width:  3.250 metres
  • Height: 3.266 metres

Mobility

  • Highway speed: 100 kilometres per hour
  • Off-road speed: 40 kilometres per hour
  • Highway range: 600 kilometres
  • Off road range: 450 kilometres
  • Maximum grade: 60%
  • Side slope: 30%
  • Ditch cross: 2 metres

Fuel

  • Type: Diesel or JP-8
  • Capacity: 207 litres
  • Consumption: 0.80 litres per kilometre

Capabilities

  • Arctic: Yes
  • Add-on armour: Yes

Crew

  • Vehicle crew: 3
  • Passengers: 7
Weapons

Weapons

  • M242 25-millimetre Bushmaster cannon
  • C6 7.62-millimetre coaxial, medium machine gun
  • C9A2 5.56-millimetre light machine gun
  • 76-millimetre multi-barrel grenade discharger (MBGD)

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