Lock­heed Martin’s Havoc com­pletes marine tests

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

Lock­heed Martin’s Havoc 8x8, an eightwheel-drive ar­moured mod­u­lar ve­hi­cle, suc­cess­fully com­pleted am­phibi­ous test­ing as part of its eval­u­a­tion for the marine per­son­nel car­rier (MPC) com­pe­ti­tion. The tri­als in and near the surf at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendle­ton, Cal­i­for­nia, were con­ducted with the ve­hi­cle loaded to its full com­bat weight. Havoc demon­strated its re­sis­tance to wa­ter pen­e­tra­tion while eas­ily ac­com­mo­dat­ing a full com­ple­ment of Marine Corps bat­tle gear for the crew.

“The Havoc 8x8 showed its abil­ity to ne­go­ti­ate all surf and wave con­di­tions re­quired by the United States Marine Corps,” said Scott Greene, Vice Pres­i­dent of Ground Ve­hi­cles for Lock­heed Martin Mis­siles and Fire Con­trol. “The ve­hi­cle main­tained 100 per cent op­er­a­tional readi­ness through­out the test.”

Lock­heed Martin leads a team that in­cludes in­dus­trial part­ner Pa­tria Land Sys­tems. Havoc is a multi-mis­sion, ex­pe­di­tionary ground com­bat ve­hi­cle that is an evo­lu­tion of the Pa­tria 8x8 ar­moured mod­u­lar ve­hi­cle, a bat­tle-tested de­sign used by armed forces glob­ally. Its con­fig­u­ra­tion al­lows for a wide range of weapons, sen­sor and com­mu­ni­ca­tions op­tions to ad­dress evolv­ing mis­sion re­quire­ments. Em­ploy­ing the base­line ar­chi­tec­ture of the Pa­tria ve­hi­cle, Havoc fea­tures ex­cep­tional mo­bil­ity and trans­porta­bil­ity, and can pro­tect its crew against a va­ri­ety of ex­treme threats.

Havoc’s de­signed-in sup­port­a­bil­ity com­bined with Lock­heed Martin’s award­win­ning ex­pe­ri­ence in man­ag­ing per­for­mance-based lo­gis­tics pro­grammes for ground plat­forms en­ables in­creased sys­tem readi­ness and lower own­er­ship costs. Lock­heed Martin’s to­tal-sys­tem ap­proach to ve­hi­cle mis­sion­i­sa­tion re­duces crew work­load and en­sures troops re­main con­nected on the bat­tle­field.

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