The Dutch procurement organization DMO has announced the acquisition of up to 1,275 IVECO Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV). The signing of the contract is still being prepared. The contract also includes the supply of 130 remote controlled weapon stations. It is currently unclear whether this is the first version of the LMV or 2016 presented version LMV second
The LMV of the Italian vehicle manufacturer Iveco Defense Vehicles SpA will be the new multipurpose armored vehicle of the armed forces. Overall, it is to be delivered in five variants from the 2022nd The variants include two "Fight variants" with hardware and soft top, a logistics vehicle, an ambulance and a variant for the military police.
In the Dutch army of the LMV is mainly replace the fleet of Mercedes-Benz 290 GD, which are currently in large numbers in use. In the navy of the LMV will replace the Land Rover Defender in the military police the YPR.
The Iveco LMV is a four-wheel vehicle that is currently in 17 countries in use. It can be equipped with a modular protection against ballistic threats and against mines.
Protection of the Puma infantry fighting against shaped charges by reactive protectionShaped charges have due to the special Eindringmechanismus very high efficacy against all known armor materials, almost regardless of the hardness of the target material. Reactive protection is an appropriate response here.