Marine assault vehicle enters Turkish Armed Forces inventory
The first delivery of the Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) Project, which is set to meet the needs of the Turkish Naval Forces Command, took place on Saturday.
The MAV is the latest technology amphibious vehicle designed by FNSS Defense Systems to meet amphibious operational requirements.
A total of 27 vehicles are expected to be put into use as part of the project. Of these, 23 will be personnel, two will be command, and two will be rescue vehicles.
During the beach landing phase of an amphibious operation, these vehicles are launched from landing helicopter docks and can rapidly cover the distance between the vessel and the shore, allowing marine units to land under armor protection.
Armored amphibious assault vehicles are required to show superior performance both at sea and on land as dual-nature vehicles, in line with their job descriptions. Very few countries in the world have such vehicles in their inventory. In NATO and its allies, there is only one company other than FNSS which makes vehicles in this class.
FNSS also engages in export-oriented negotiations with many countries interested in the MAV. As part of promotional and marketing activities, the MAV was exhibited abroad for the first time at last November’s Indo Defense Expo & Forum 2022 Fair in Indonesia.