Iveco presence at Eurosatory 2010
Iveco is present at Eurosatory 2010, the bi-yearly show for ground and air defence held in Paris until Sunday 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:
• A long wheel base, long cab version with an increased GVW, payload capacity and further improved internal ergonomic layout;
• A long wheel base, short cab version fitted with a lightweight load-bed designed and manufactured by Marshall Specialist Vehicles;
• An evolution of the LMV at the request of the Italian Army for a specific variant providing, among others, increased occupant protection.
All of these variants are designed to meet the growing need for Protected Utility vehicles, recognising the particular demands of asymmetric warfare.
Iveco has two further developments which aim to meet the demands of providing logistic support in demanding and hostile conditions. Of great interest to a wide variety of countries is the Trakker chassis mounting a ballistic steel protected cab. The outstanding mobility and reliability of the well proven Trakker, combined with the industry leading protection levels provided by the cab, provides a rugged, highly survivable logistic capability with the potential for deployment in even the most demanding operational conditions. The 8 x 8 vehicle being exhibited is a fuel tanker currently in service with the Bundeswehr.
In parallel with this development of the Trakker based highly cost effective and operationally superior COTS protected logistic vehicle, Iveco has also further developed its military special High Mobility range, produced by Iveco’s Astra plant. Available in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations, the range now features a newly developed armoured cab. This uses a composite appliqué system which can be mounted on the purpose designed base cab, ensuring that the vehicle provides the crew with the maximum flexibility in providing trade-offs between protection and payload.
Taking pride of place on the stand at Eurosatory will be our new 8 x 8 amphibious vehicle, the SUPERAV. Designed by our engineers in Bolzano to meet an identified need for an air-transportable medium AFV capable of operating up to Sea State 3, SUPERAV is available in a number of variants, all based on a common hull design and drive train.
The new 4x4 Medium Protected Vehicle (MPV) will also be on display. A wholly European development, the MPV design exploits the technical expertise of two of the major European armoured vehicle manufacturers, Iveco DV and Krauss- Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Germany. A formal co-operation agreement between the two companies was signed in June.
Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs almost 25,000 people and runs 24 production units in 11 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. With around 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Turin, June 17, 2010