Iveco’s MPV ambulance can be used as a casualty treatment variant to provide medical treatment well forward into the battle area.
Iveco Defence Vehicles will have a significant presence at DSEI, with vehicles being displayed both on the company’s stand and in the static line vehicle display area. In keeping with the increasing drive to make the most of COTS and MOTS equipment, the focus of this exhibition is on demonstrating how Iveco’s engineering expertise has allowed the development of existing platforms and drivelines to meet new roles of direct relevance to current and evolving requirements.
The centrepiece of the main stand display is the amphibious 8×8 SUPERAV which is being displayed in the UK for the first time. Developed to meet the requirement for a vehicle to support littoral operations, SUPERAV provides class-leading payload and protection. The base vehicle is currently being offered for the US Marine Corps (MPC) programme.
Medium protected vehicle (MPV) ambulance
The MPV family of vehicles was designed to meet an identified requirement for a platform which could provide highly protected workspace for a variety of specialist tasks, including route clearance, casualty treatment, communications, and command and control. The 4×4 variant on display is the casualty treatment variant, designed to provide medical staff with the opportunity to provide life-saving treatment well-forward in the battle area.
LMV CBRN variant
As part of the company’s continuing investment in the highly successful LMV family of vehicles, Iveco has teamed with Cristanini to develop a CBRN reconnaissance and survey vehicle. With full COLPRO and capable of undertaking the complete range of CBRN sampling, analysis, survey and marking tasks, the development of the LMV CBRN variant is particularly timely as concerns grow about the use of CBRN agents.
In line with the move by many nations towards an increasingly digitised vehicle architecture, Iveco has undertaken a major upgrade programme on its latest variants of the LMV. The version on display provides an increased GVW of up to 7.75t, and
incorporates improved protection and enhanced mobility through the provision of automatic drive management.The vehicle is carrying a THOR system produced by Rafael.
Enhanced pallet loading system (Protected) demonstrator
In 2009, Iveco delivered the highly successful self-loading dump truck (Protected) (SLDT(P)) in response to an urgent operational requirement from the UK MoD. This vehicle was based on the Protected Trakker 8 x 8 chassis and involved significant contributions from a variety of sub-contractors. Iveco has continued to develop the base vehicle further, focusing on developing a platform to meet the demand for protected EPLS vehicles. The demonstrator vehicle on display on the static line incorporates all the modifications made for the SLDT(P) programme with the addition of a Cargotec load handling system. The vehicle is carrying a Faun trackway dispenser mounted on ISO twistlocks.
Swiss army bridge launching system
Demonstrating Iveco’s determination to work with the customer to meet even demanding engineering challenges is this further adaptation of the Trakker 8×8 chassis, a 10x8x6 vehicle designed in conjunction with WFEL for a bridge launching application for the Swiss army. The Swiss already have a fleet of Trakkers as their principal logistic carrier and the inherent commonality in developing a 10×8 for this specific application made good logistic sense. This impressive platform, complete with its full top hamper, is on the static line.
Protected trakker 4 x 4 fuel tanker
At the lighter end of the Trakker range is the protected 4×4 Fuel Tanker. This exhibit on the static line illustrates the high versatility of the Trakker range, with the 4×4 mounting the same protected cab as the 8×8 EPLS(P), and still retaining a highly usable payload.