USMC to test and evaluate Havoc 8X8
Lockheed Martin has announced that it has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to test and validate its Havoc 8x8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme. The company announced the contract, worth $3.5 million, on 16 August 2012.
The USMC will verify human factors and amphibious capabilities of Lockheed Martin's vehicle and protection evaluations during an eight month period.
The Lockheed Martin Havoc 8x8 vehicle ‘leverages the combat-proven’ Patria Land Systems' 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicle, which has been selected by six different European countries, is currently in production, and is deployed in Afghanistan.
Lockheed Martin is embedding US content into the design, including technology and protection systems, to develop a vehicle that has ‘high degrees of mobility and protection while being simple to operate and maintain in challenging conditions’.
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