Lockheed Martin Havoc 8x8 demonstrates crew protection in Marine Corps’ blast testing
Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8x8 armoured modular vehicle successfully completed protection systems testing, achieving every test objective during a series of blast tests this summer. Havoc is Lockheed Martin’s entry in the marine personnel carrier (MPC) competition.
Havoc completed all threshold and objective protection system testing, with instrumentation indicating that no disabling injuries would have resulted to any of three crew members and nine dismounted marines, had they been on board during the test events.
“Keeping marines safe and ready to execute their mission is our top objective, and we have now validated that Havoc will provide the protection our Marines require,” said Scott Greene, Vice President of Ground Vehicles at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Havoc’s armour performed just as our advanced protection modeling had predicted.”
In March, Havoc successfully concluded amphibious and human-factors “swim” testing, showing its ability to maintain 100 per cent operational readiness while completing all surf- and wave-condition testing required by the Marines.
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. In cooperation with Plasan Sasa Israel, the team has advanced the design of the vehicle significantly for the Marine Corps.