MCSC, ONR and CD&I collaborating to inform ARV path forward - A Light Armored Vehicle-25 with Company C, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, is used to secure a position during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 31, 2020. Marine Corps Systems Command is working toward the next phase of transforming the LAR mission through the development of Next Generation Reconnaissance capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Corey A. Mathews)
MCSC approves procurement of new intercom system - Marines with 2nd Marine Division are given instructions while conducting a Light Armored Vehicle Crew Gunnery on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 26, 2019. In December 2019, Marine Corps Systems Command approved the initial procurement of the new TOCNET-G4 Intercom Systems—or G4 ICS—for use in the Family of LAVs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton)
Marine Corps plans to replace LAV with new, ‘transformational’ ARV - Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, finish a 379-mile movement into the Australian outback. The Marine Corps plans to start replacing its legacy Light Armored Vehicles with modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles late in the next decade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Codey Underwood)
Effort underway to update, give Light Armored Vehicles extended service life - U.S. Marines with Company A., 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2nd Marine Division stage Light Armored Vehicle 25’s prior during a deployment exercise. LARs will be the first to receive the upgraded LAVs, or A3s, which will extend the service life and update key components. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz)
LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to reach FOC by end of 2019 - The Marine Corps continues to upgrade the turret system for the Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-Tank. The LAV Team at Marine Corps Systems Command continues to provide new equipment training to units receiving the Anti-Tank Weapon System upgrade, with the final two training evolutions scheduled for early this year. Full operational capability for the ATWS is expected at the end of fiscal year 2019. (Courtesy photo)
Program office begins fielding upgraded LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to Marines - Anti-Tank Weapon Systems are mounted on Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank variants at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine Corps Systems Command’s LAV-Anti-Tank Modernization program team completed its first fielding of four upgraded ATWS in September. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CWO4 Michael Lovell)
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