Lockheed Martin’s Havoc completes marine tests
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.