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Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) 6.0 /
LAV III Upgrade (LAV UP)
|Country of Origin/Used by:||Canada|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||2013|
|Manufactured by:||General Dynamics Land Systems -Canada|
Turret: M242 25mm Bushmaster Cannon; Co-Axial: (1) C6 7.62mm Machine Gun; Swing-Arm Mounted: (1) C9A2 5.56mm MG.
|Engine:||6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Caterpillar C9)|
The Light Armored Vehicle III Upgrade (LAV UP) series (commonly referred to as the LAV 6.0), is a MUCH improved version of the Canadian LAV III. The improvements were based upon lessons learned from the Canadians' service in Afghanistan. In fact, there have been so many improvements and upgrades made to the new LAV 6.0, it is for most intents and purposes, a completely new vehicle when compared to the earlier LAV III. Improvements include a double V hull, new driveline, new suspension, larger wheels/tires, more powerful engine, advanced electronics and new visual/targeting systems. Little more than the bare hull, cannon and a few small assemblies remain unchanged from the initial vehicle.
The fielded (and forthcoming) Canadian Army LAV 6.0 variants are the Command Post Vehicle, Engineer Vehicle, Infantry Section Carrier, Observation Post Vehicle and Reconnaissance Vehicle. Other variants available from GDLS-Canada include the Combat Support Vehicle (CSV) - Ambulance (A) and CSV - Maintenance & Recovery (MR).
|Data Sheet Available:||LAV 6.0 Sales Brochure (General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada)|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Vehicle Photos||Canadian Army|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Vehicle Photos||National Defence & the Canadian Armed Forces|
|LAV 6.0 Combat Support Vehicle -Ambulance (A) Sales Brochure||General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada|
|LAV 6.0 Combat Support Vehicle - Maintenance & Recovery (MR) Sales Brochure||General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Information and Photos||Canadian Army|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Information and Photos||General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Website|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Information and Photos||Military-Today.com|
|LAV 6.0/LAV UP Information and Photos||Vanguard|
Kits and Accessories
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