MAV Passes Capsize Tests

MAV Passes Capsize Tests 17 September, 2020

An important step has been passed in the Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) project which is carried out by the Presidency of Defence Industries.

Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, AŞ.  recently appeared on Bloomberg Television and explained the current workload of the company. Kurt announced that the MAV indigenously designed and developed by the company has successfully passed an important test. C4Defence has reached the details of that test.

FNSS's MAV successfully passed the self-righting tests. The purpose of these tests is to confirm the balance performance of the vehicle in deep water. During the beach landing phase of an amphibious operation, these vehicles are launched from landing helicopter docks (LHD) and are able to rapidly cover the distance between the vessel and shore, allowing marine units to land under armour protection with the minimum delay. Once on land, they are able to operate alongside other armoured vehicles. In the meantime, if MAV overturns for any reason at sea, it should automatically recover. The tests are performed to confirm such capacity. The vehicle was lowered into the sea from a pier with the help of a crane and turn over here. It was observed that the vehicle did not stop on the backside up and immediately returned to its original position in accordance with the calculations made previously. With this test, the vehicle demonstrated that it can continue to move in water, use its self-defence equipment, and maintain the ability to protect the lives of its personnel by returning to its original position.

MAV is developed by FNSS to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle requirement of the Turkish Navy.

The MAV owes its firepower to its 12.7 mm MG & 40 mm AGL remote-controlled turret. Designed to support dual operation based on their mission requirements, armoured amphibious assault vehicles need to ensure superior capabilities both at sea and on land. Unique hull design and powerful water jets make the MAV highly mobile in water with a speed of 7 knots, as well as on land, at 70 km/h maximum speed.

The base vehicle can be configured in different variants such as Personnel Carrier, Command-Post and recovery vehicle.


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MAV Passes Capsize Tests

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