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Light Armored Vehicle - Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System (LAV-MEWSS/PIP)


First Produced/Service Dates: 1986 to Present
Crew: 4-5
Armament: Commander: (1) M240B 7.62mm Machine Gun
Miscellaenous Info: The LAV MEWSS is the Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System vehicle in the United States Marine Corps family of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV). The MEWSS vehicle is very similar in design to the earlier LAV-C2, both sporting a heightened rear hull area. The MEWSS was one of the later variants to built on the LAV chassis; final delivery of the 12 vehicles occuring in 1989. 

The LAV-MEWSS' purpose is to intercept, collect and disrupt enemy communications via a vast array of Electronic Warfare equipment including the AN/VLQ-19 Signal Jammer, W-J 8618B Acquisition Receiver and AN/PRD-10 Directional Finder.  All 12 vehicles were later upgraded via a Product Improvement Plan (PIP) to add an improved Signal Intellegence/Electonic Warfare (SIGINT/EW) suite.  The upgraded vehicles are now designated LAV-MEWSS/PIP.
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LAV-MEWSS Photo United States Marine Corps
LAV-MEWSS/PIP Photo (Above) United States Marine Corps

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LAV-MEWSS/PIP Information & Photos Global Security.Com
LAV-MEWSS/PIP Information & Photos Military Today.Com

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