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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: ASLAV, ASLAV T1, ASLAV T2 and Coyote
Corporations: General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada
Parent System: LAV II
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: 1,184
Total Cost: USD$520 million
Description: The LAV II, also know as the ASLAV, is a derivative of the combat proven LAV I employed by the USMC designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Army. It features high mobility, a 25mm turret-mounted main gun, lightweight armor, reduced maintainability and enhanced availability to perform reconnaissance missions.
The ASLAV entered service with the Australian Army in 1995. About 160 ASLAVs have been delivered to date to the Australian Army.
The Canadian Army procured 203 Coyote light armored vehicles intended to serve as high mobility reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle beginning in 1996. The vehicles are fitted with day and night observations systems, radar, infrared camera and laser rangefinder. Besides, the vehicle is fitted with a 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon. A mast-equipped version of the vehicle raises its surveillance gear 10 meters above the ground to see hostile forces over obstacles and from protected positions.
The Australian Army plans to purchase up to 257 ASLAV vehicles with the first batch comprising 113 ASLAVs already delivered and a second one comprising 144 ASLAVs being delivered. In December 2003, General Dynamics was awarded a $9.8 million contract to upgrade batch 1 ASLAV vehicles to match batch 2 capabilities between 2004 and 2006.
In June 2004, Kongsberg announced that it was awarded a $3 million (MNOK 20) contract for the supply of Remote Weapons Control Systems (RWCS) in support of Australian ASLAV 2 (ASLAV batch 2) armored personnel carrier. The RWCS are identical to those that Kongsberg is delivering to the Armies of the United States, Finland and Norway. In March 2005, Kongsberg received a MNOK 40 ($6 million) contract for the supply of weapon control systems for ASLAV during 2005.
LAV II Orders
LAV II items 1994-2009 Chart includes LAV II (1,027)
LAV II Specifications
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Height: 2.70 meter
Length: 6.53 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Width: 2.60 meter
Max Range: 660 kilometer
Power: 275 shp (205 kW)
Top Speed: 100 kph (27.8 mps)
Combat Weight: 13,200 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LAV II News
There are 5 news between
5 Oct 2007 and 27 May 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011General Dynamics Awarded Contract to Deliver Through Life Support for ASLAV, M1A1 and M88A2 FleetsFriday, November 26, 2010Patria to Supply 36 Nemo Mortar Turret Systems for LAV II VehiclesThursday, September 2, 2010Undisclosed FMS Customer Selects Nemo Mortar System for LAV II VehiclesTuesday, November 24, 2009Undisclosed Foreign Military Sales Customer Buys 724 LAV II Armored VehiclesFriday, October 5, 2007General Dynamics to Unveil LAV H Enhanced Vehicle at AUSA 2007
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