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Belgians choose mature solution for Lynx replacements

23rd September 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


The Belgian Armed Forces have taken a major step towards enhancing the mobility of its ground forces, after the MoD ordered 322 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) from Oshkosh Defense for €135 million ($158 million).

These vehicles will replace the in-service Iveco LMV Lynx. According to the Belgian MoD, initial deliveries are scheduled for 2023.

‘The [Ministry of] Defence sought a military off-the-shelf product to avoid unnecessary development costs,’ a spokesperson for the ministry explained.

JLTVs will be operated as command and liaison vehicles and will provide Belgian personnel with 'dramatically' better protection against mines, rockets and IEDs as well

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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