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Badger International Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV)



Country of Origin/Used by: Iraq, USA (for training only) and possibly Yemen
First Produced/Service Dates: 2007
Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems (was Force Protection, Inc.)
Crew: 2+8
Armament: Turret: (1) of the following weapons: 5.56mm machine gun, 7.62mm MG, 12.7mm HMG OR 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL).
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Badger International Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV) is built on a lengthened Cougar H 4x4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle chassis.  Although very similar, it does not appear to have the same capabilities as the Cougar and seems to have been produced with lower costs in mind.  Originally named the Iraqi LAV, the name was later changed to the International LAV by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS).  GDLS markets the Badger as having five (5) variants, including an Exposive Ordnance Vehicle, Joint Rapid Response Vehicle, Patrol Vehicle, Training Vehicle and Troop Carrier.
Data Sheet Available:  International Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV) Product Brochure (General Dynamics Land Systems)


Reference Source/Provider
  International Light Armored Vehicle Photo General Dynamics Land Systems
Iraqi Badger ILAV Photos U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Badger ILAV Photos U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Badger ILAV Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
Badger ILAV Information and Photos General Dynamics Land Systems


Reference Author
"MRAP Pt 2" Military Machines International Magazine (October 2008 Issue) Shaun Connors

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Iraqi Cougar (Badger) ILAV 4x4 MRAP Model Kit (MM-R032) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
Cougar (Badger) ILAV 4x4 MRAP (Anti-IED Version with Robotic Arm) Model Kit (MM-R202) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin; Includes a Figure.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Cougar ILAV Wheels (MM-R088) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider