Japan MOD Selects General Dynamics LAV 6.0 8×8 for Trials

Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) selected the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) 6.0 8×8, produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, for trial as it seeks a replacement for their fleet of Type-96 wheeled armored vehicles.

Kevin Connell, General Dynamics Land Systems Vice President and General Manager for Australia and Indo-Pacific, said: “It is a privilege to have been down-selected for this important program for Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Our LAV 6.0 is a tried, tested and trusted vehicle that has been extensively used on operations and fielded in multiple configurations to meet the user’s specific mission-role requirements. We appreciate this opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities to our friends in Japan.”

LAV 6.0 delivers superior protection, enhanced mobility and advanced technologies to meet the demands of the ever-changing world environment.

Editor’s note:

The other proposals shortlisted for Japan’s Next Armored Wheeled Vehicle project are AMV by Finland’s Patria and an offering from Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

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