Iveco’s Light Multirole Vehicles took part in the massive military parade through Red Square in Moscow celebrating the 67th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Second World War. This year’s parade was a historical event, since it was the first time ever that foreign-made armoured vehicles have participated in the celebrations of the Russian nation’s victory over Nazism, held in Moscow’s most famous square.
The participation of the Iveco LMV in Russia’s most famous military parade follows the agreement that Iveco Defence Vehicles signed with Oboronservice, a company controlled by the Russian Defence Ministry, in June 2011. Under the terms of this agreement, Iveco and Oboronservice have begun an industrial joint venture to gradually localise production of a version of the LMV specially developed for the Russian market. The first batch of 100 vehicles is currently being completed, and the plan is to boost production to between 300 and 500 vehicles a year.
The LMV, designed and built by Iveco Defence Vehicles in Bolzano, uses sophisticated technologies to deliver superb mobility, reliability and anti-mine protection, as has been amply demonstrated in the various missions in which the vehicle is deployed. Over 3,000 units have already been sold to ten European countries.