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6/24/2008

Iveco presence at Eurosatory 2008

Iveco is present at Eurosatory 2008, the bi yearly show for ground and air defence is to be held in Paris from 16th to 20th June 2008 with a stand on which state of the art vehicles relevant to the defence and land security sector are presented.

Iveco is present at Eurosatory 2008, the bi yearly show for ground and air defence is to be held in Paris from 16th to 20th June 2008 with a stand on which state of the art vehicles relevant to the defence and land security sector are presented.

Eurosatory is the key European event at which international defence and security experts meet to review tomorrow’s defence solutions today.

Iveco Defence Vehicle Division, based in Bolzano, specialists in defence and civil protection vehicles is exhibiting a range of vehicles representing the most modern technologies in the sector of military vehicles. First is the Light Multi role Vehicle (LMV), present in specific versions. Next to this there is a Light Utility Vehicle (LUV) that is based on the Iveco Massif, the new light vehicle made in the tradition of the legendary Fiat Campagnola, a Trakker 8x8 with armoured cab and an Astra 6x6.

Iveco LMV

The by now famous LMV (Light Multi Role Vehicle) already active with many armed forces in both peace keeping and tactical roles. LMV boasts excellent crew protection with outstanding stealth and versatility in operating roles including command reconnaissance, light weapon platform, ambulance, logistics transport and artillery tractor. LMV uses the FPT 3.0 litre 16valve four cylinder engine rated at 140 kW coupled to a 6 speed fully automatic hydrodynamic transmission with a two speed transfer box. The excellent performance of LMV is further enhanced by the on-board central tyre inflation system (CTIS) allowing tyre pressures to be adjusted according to the terrain conditions and the very low un-sprung mass due to the in-board disc braking system.

LMV is present in two important modes; as an ambulance and with AMAPTM-ADS. This Active Defence System, developed by IBD, provides 360° azimuthal protection against a range of threats using on-board countermeasures.

Iveco LUV

The Light Utility Vehicle based on the Iveco Massif is designed to meet the demanding military requirements for a wide variety of roles including command reconnaissance, light weapon platform, ambulance, logistics transport and artillery tractor. LUV uses the FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies) 3.0 litre 16valve four cylinder Diesel engine at power ratings of 107 kW or 130 kW, the ZF 6S400 overdrive transmission coupled to the 2 speed transfer box. Either rear wheel drive or all wheel drive is selectable to suit all types of terrain.

Iveco Trakker TEP 8x8

This armoured cab 8x8 vehicle presents the absolute capability to transport, load and unload TEP units in every action theatre. The cab is protected against ballistic and mina assault to STANAG 4569 and the vehicle boasts permanent 8 wheel drive with Hutchinson run-flat single tyres. The Cursor 13 engine rated at 331 kW coupled to the Eurotronic 12 speed automated transmission ensures outstanding performance over all terrain types.

Iveco Defence Vehicles: 70 years of tradition and innovation

Founded in 1937, Iveco Defence Vehicles is a symbol for the advanced innovative application in the field of defence vehicles utilising the Iveco range of commercial vehicles.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is based in Bolzano in northern Italy, the site of the factory originally housing the prestigious producer of military vehicles, Lancia. The company has developed a strong international presence with a vast network dedicated to in service assistance giving life to a technical and commercial expertise at a world-wide level.

The success of Iveco Defence Vehicles is due, in large part, to its capacity to satisfy the needs of its customers regarding innovation, production and assistance from a single supplier. The company boasts an organisation of dedicated research and development, able to create a vehicle from the basic idea to the functional prototype, having available a pool of vehicle expert engineers in the Iveco HQ in Torino. Also based in Bolzano, marketing, production and the aftersales organisation is dedicated to the assistance of full range of armoured, protected and multi role vehicles. Supporting this activity is an additional factory, based in Vittorio Veneto, a centre of excellence for protection.

Iveco Defence Vehicles puts great relevance to the need to integrate a continuous process from planning and development to final production, sale and support, always a assuring response to customers’ needs. In order to realise this objective, the company team dedicated to marketing and planning are able to work with close contact with customers’ representatives so guaranteeing the products conform perfectly with their needs, in line with all relevant national and international norms.

Iveco Defence Vehicles at the highest level of competence, certified by ISO 9001 and the Military AQAP 2110.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is committed to meet the needs both of the national Italian market and those of overseas customers. The success of the company in the latter area has been truly outstanding with an increase in export sales of over 20% from the 1990s to an actual level of 70% of total sales today. In service throughout the world there are more than 30,000 Iveco military vehicles.
Iveco Defence Vehicles is well aware that this extraordinary level of performance depends very much on the capacity and commitment of its employees that have totally taken on board the philosophy of Iveco; Commitment, Reliability, Performanc and Team Spirit.

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