Iveco Defence Vehicles will exhibit at IDET 2009, which takes place in Brno from 5 May to 7 May. The company’s stand will feature the latest range of state-of-the-art vehicles designed to meet the demands of the defence and homeland security sectors.

Iveco Defence Vehicles, a specialist in military and civil defence vehicles, will exhibit a selection of its most recent vehicle developments, including the fully
developed prototype of Iveco’s new amphibious armoured personnel carrier Superav APC 8×8 and the new Iveco 4×4 tactical truck.

Two variants of the well-regarded light multirole vehicle (LMV), now sold to eight European countries, will be displayed, as will a Massif 4×4, the new Iveco light vehicle.

Superav APC 8×8

Benefiting from Iveco’s extensive development work in the area of crew and vehicle survivability, the Superav 8×8 armoured personnel carrier features a unique combination of performance, payload and protection.

Designed for sea operation in sea state two and beyond, the new Superav 8×8 is a medium-weight vehicle capable of maintaining its amphibious capability even at high protection levels. A 500HP engine coupled to an automatic
gearbox, a twin-shaft driveline design and fully independent suspension give it impressive mobility on any terrain.

It can carry up to 12 dismounts plus the driver, and features advanced protection against direct fire, shell
splinters, landmines and IEDs.

While the detailed technical specification of the vehicle will be unveiled later this year, it is anticipated that the Superav 8×8 will be developed into a family, including all the normal combat support variants.

4×4 Tactical Truck – M170.33WM

The Iveco M170.33WM is part of the range of tactical trucks that also includes 6×6 and 8×8 models. As with the entire range, the M170.33WM can be equipped with a new generation of add-on armour kit, achieving a unique combination of performance, payload and protection to support military operations in the most hostile environmental and operational conditions.

LMV Light Multirole Vehicle

Designed to incorporate class-leading tactical mobility with high maximum road speed, the LMV features outstanding protection against mine, IED and ballistic attacks, with a focus on delivering crew survivability. The inherently stealthy design ensures low probability of detection from optical, thermal imaging or radar sensors. The LMV has been selected for front-line duties by Italian, British, Spanish, Norwegian, Belgian, Croatian, Czech and Austrian forces.

Massif 4×4

The 4×4 light vehicle Massif is suitable for a variety of roles including patrolling, command, reconnaissance, logistics, transport and artillery tractor.

Massif’s drive train includes the Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) 3l 16 valve four-cylinder diesel engine at power ratings of 107kW or 130kW, with the ZF 6S400 overdrive transmission coupled to the two-speed transfer box.