The ASLAV 8×8 wheeled light armoured vehicles are procured under the LAND 112 programme. The vehicles are designed to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance activities over large distances with minimal logistic support. The project has progressed in four phases.
In 1990, 15 light armoured vehicles were acquired from the US Marine Corps for evaluation in Australian conditions. In 1992, 111 vehicles were acquired under phase 2. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment was fully equipped with the ASLAV by 1997. The purchase of 144 improved vehicles was approved in phase 3.
ASLAV is manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems Australia for the Australian Army. Phase 2 fleet was upgraded to the more evolved phase 3 standard. The upgraded vehicle is fitted with modern electric turret drives, advanced thermal sights, an integrated laser rangefinder, a second-generation drive train and new suspension parts. The new remote weapon stations were incorporated to achieve behind armour commander’s weapon station capability. The vehicles were assembled by General Motors Defence Australia.
|Main Armament||M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun/autocannon||25 mm||N/A||N/A|
|Secondary Armament||FN MAG||7.62 mm||N/A|
- Standard crew of 3. Driver, gunner, commander. 7 passengers can be carried in the back.
- The commander has access to a periscope that features hunter-killer functionality, granting the commander the ability to focus the gunner's cannon on a target.
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