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Babcock looks to expand the profile for its General Logistics Vehicle

27th November 2023 - 16:24 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


The GLV Utility can carry a 1,000kg payload and as much as three times the load when combined with the heavy-duty 4x4 chassis variant. (Photo: Babcock)

Babcock has developed a militarised version of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 which retains the chassis, drive train, engine and other systems, but features a modified body and has expanded the effort to include a flat-tray variant.

Babcock International has been working on a flat-bed version of its General Logistics Vehicle (GLV), a platform which builds on the chassis of the Land Cruiser 70 range and was unveiled at DSEI 2023 in September.

Dubbed GLV Utility, it has been built on the long wheelbase variant of the Land Cruiser 70 and able to carry a 1,000kg payload. Lewis Bullock, of the company’s armour, mobility and vehicle systems division, said work was underway to improve that figure.

‘We are in the process of developing an uprated chassis and this uprating will be [part] of our development cycle but that will

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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