MAV – Marine Assault Vehicle is developed by FNSS to meet the amphibious armored vehicle requirement of the Turkish Navy.
During the beach landing phase of an amphibious operation, these vehicles are launched from landing helicopter docks (LHD) and are able to rapidly cover the distance between the vessel and shore, allowing marine units to land under armor protection with the minimum delay. Once on land, they are able to operate alongside with other armored vehicles. The MAV owes its fire power to its 12.7 mm MG & 40 mm AGL remote controlled turret. Designed to support dual operation based on their mission requirements, armored amphibious assault vehicles need to ensure superior capabilities both at sea and on land. Unique hull design and powerful water jets make the MAV highly mobile in water with a speed of 7 knots, as well as on land, at 70 km/h maximum speed.
The base vehicle can be configured in different variants such as Personnel Carrier and Command-Post. Few navies worldwide possess such a capability.
Through the MAV, FNSS carries the armor protected amphibious fighting vehicle concept into the 21st century. Compared to similar systems, MAV can be considered superior in the following respects:
- Number of personnel transported by the vehicle,
- Level of ballistic and mine protection, and
- Its performance on land and in water.