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Marine Assault Vehicle

MAV - Marine Assault Vehicle Overview

During the beach-landing phase of amphibious operations, these vehicles are launched from amphibious assault ships and are able to rapidly cover the distance between the vessel and the shore, allowing marine units to land under armour protection. MAV have all the features and capabilities of both a military land vehicle and a military marine vessel, by balancing the land and sea requirements. This dual role by definition, vehicle offers high performance both on land and water operations. 

A unique hull design and powerful water jets make the MAV highly mobile in the water with a speed of 7 knots, as well as on land, at 70 km/h maximum speed. It is capable of self-righting ability in case of capsizing and/or operating at harsh sea/ocean conditions. Thanks to its long cruising range, it offers seaborne, land to sea and land-to-land capabilities. Once on land, they are able to operate alongside with main battle tanks and other mechanised manoeuvre units.

MAV has higher ballistic and mine protection compared to its predecessors and is equipped with today's most advanced mission equipment. Very few manufactures have this capability worldwide and FNSS is one of the few suppliers in NATO within a hot production line to produce this type of vehicles. 

MAV is fitted with CAKA Remote Controlled Turret with the ability to carry a maximum load of ready-to-fire rounds and ballistic protection. FNSS CAKA RWS features advantages with its; water resistance structure, light weight, better protection for the gunner, target acquisition, automatic target tracking, stabilisation, reliability, accuracy and increased usable volume inside the vehicle.

The base vehicle can be configured in different variants such as personnel carrier, battlefield support, beach recovery, combat engineering and command post configurations. The new MAV’s are fully qualified and are in service within the new landing helicopter dock (LHD) TCG-ANADOLU of the Turkish NAVY.

MAV outperforms its predecessors in terms of;

• Number of personnel and equipment to be transported in the vehicle,
• Ballistic and mine protection levels,
• Performance criteria to be met on land and in water and
• New generation remote controlled turret.



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