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Britain sells armored cars Iveco LMV

The British Defense Ministry put up for sale the entire fleet (395 units) of light Panther FCLV armored vehicles (Future Command and Liaison Vehicle), reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.

The British army received an 401 armored Panther FCLV from 2005 to 2009, becoming in fact the first customer of the Iveco LMV along with the Italian army.

“The machines were delivered ready-made from the company Iveco in Bolzano (Italy), but were upgraded to British requirements at the company BAE Systems in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With 2009, the 64 machines of the Group 2 have been further modified with the Theater Entry Standard (TES) option for use in Afghanistan, including with enhanced protection and surveillance devices, ”the material says.

To date, 395 units have remained, all of them are for sale.

It is reported that the removal of Panther FCLV vehicles from service "is associated with further financial and organizational reductions of the British armed forces." In the intelligence units of the British Army, these vehicles will be partially replaced by 79 modified Husky UV armored vehicles (Navistar MXT-MV), to which the STA reconnaissance complex will be rearranged.

In addition, according to Britain also put up for sale «10 articulated tracked armored personnel carriers BvS 10 Viking, 85 articulated tracked armored personnel carriers Bronco, 4 armored engineering vehicles Terrier, and a significant number of old tracked armored personnel carriers FV432 and tracked light armored CRV family cars (T) ( Scorpion) ".
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Ministry of Defense of Great Britain
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  1. Grandfather Makar
    Grandfather Makar 7 May 2018 14: 21
    Waltzman will buy the whole batch!
    1. 210ox
      210ox 7 May 2018 14: 23
      Yes, and call it "Bogdan" ... By the way, they tried to put them into service with us.
      Quote: Ded-Makar
      Waltzman will buy the whole batch!
    2. vorobey
      vorobey 7 May 2018 14: 23
      Quote: Ded-Makar
      Waltzman will buy the whole batch!

      not ... he likes gifts

      like with javelins ..
      Dad can watch TV
      - maybe just don't turn it on ..
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 14: 28
        Sasha, hi! hi The fact that we have called the "Lynx" small-bred considered ideologically unsustainable? wink
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 7 May 2018 14: 30
      What I wrote about. Let them buy a dozen more F-35s and you can start selling uniforms - helmets, body armor and boots. drinks
    4. Shura Sailors
      Shura Sailors 7 May 2018 17: 03
      I do not know how Valtsman, but Serdyukov bought in due time
  2. vorobey
    vorobey 7 May 2018 14: 21
    Russians will come and there are no trophies, they will be offended and will go away
  3. san4es
    san4es 7 May 2018 15: 00
    The British Ministry of Defense put up for sale the entire fleet (395 units) of light armored vehicles Panther FCLV
  4. saveall
    saveall 7 May 2018 16: 00
    Oh, I'm sorry for Serdyukov ... he would have bought everything in bulk. smile
    1. Each other
      Each other 8 May 2018 09: 26
      What to regret? Shoigu will buy. Kozhugetovich loves child prodigies. It’s even known which troops under him IVECO began to deliver to the Airborne Forces. laughing
  5. strannik1985
    strannik1985 7 May 2018 17: 26
    Quote: saveall
    Oh, I'm sorry for Serdyukov ... he would have bought everything in bulk. smile

    By the way, the same Iveco carry our sappers in Syria, and 16 pieces are in service with the Airborne Forces. But the "Tiger" with mine protection seems to be still not developed.
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 7 May 2018 20: 49
      These cars are in service in Russia. Nevertheless, as far as I know, the Tiger with mine protection has been around for a long time.
      1. strannik1985
        strannik1985 8 May 2018 05: 36
        Shoigu promised comparative tests of the Tiger and the Lynx as soon as he became Minister of Defense, and only things are there now.
  6. sgazeev
    sgazeev 7 May 2018 17: 44
    Ukragabon applied for a free gift? laughing
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 7 May 2018 21: 53
      Quote: sgazeev
      Ukragabon applied for a free gift? laughing

      Why do you think that a darm?
      I think Ukraine may well buy and buy at 200% of the initial price.
      After all, a house in Spain must be maintained, children in England should be taught ...........................
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 7 May 2018 20: 44
    Is Britain now so homeless that it is selling more or less fresh equipment?
  8. ibn.shamai
    ibn.shamai 8 May 2018 09: 12
    They crest the crests, according to the "deshovka" !!! laughing
  9. Div Divich
    Div Divich 8 May 2018 17: 56
    Bought, studied, produced, written off.

    It turns out they bought for the sake of technology.

    The Russian Tiger also needs to be finalized, to increase mine protection, to make a pickup instead of a van.
    In a van, stools, not seats, in a pickup truck, seats are designed for a long stay in the car and on off-road driving. In the van you have to hold on to everything you can so as not to fall out of the seat (there are iron handles on the ceiling in the loaves for this).

    There is no place for goods in the van (personal items, such as jackets, hats, change clothes, food, fuel, a camouflage cape for masking the machine from drones, a sleeping tent in bed, tools, a jack).

    The luggage compartment must be made modular, put on-board body in ordinary cars, modules with equipment in special cars (for example, a radio station, a computer, a drone, a DVR with recording of terrain and firing points)

    In general, the armored car Wolf was a very logical continuation of the Tiger, but it was brought to absurdity when it was stuffed into the luggage compartment under a dozen stools.

    Now the most modern cars in this class Oshkosh and Husky