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Lockheed delivers 2 upgraded Light Armored Vehicles to US Marine Corps


The LAV C2 platform. A Lockheed photo

OWEGO, US (BNS): Lockheed Martin has delivered the first two of 52 upgraded Command and Control variants of the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) to the US Marine Corps.

The LAVs were handed over to the Marine Corps on August 10, the company said.

The upgraded LAV Command and Control (C2) variant is a mobile command centre providing advanced communication capabilities to Marines in the field, improving their battlefield knowledge and situational awareness.

The new vehicle features an advanced communications suite, improved automated workstations and command systems.

Lockheed received the contract to produce 52 upgraded LAV C2 platforms for the US Marine Corps in 2009. Production of rest of the vehicles is expected to be completed over the next two years, the company said.

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