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Supacat launches new light reconnaissance vehicles

Supacat's LRV400 Mk2 light reconnaissance vehicle launched at exhibition.

By Richard Tomkins
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Supacat launches new light reconnaissance vehicles
The new LRV400 light reconnaissance vehicle from Supacat. Photo courtesy Supacat

DUNKESWELL, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Engineering and design company Supacat has launched its new light reconnaissance vehicle at the Eurosatory exhibition in France.

The LRV400 Mk2 light reconnaissance vehicle is designed for special forces, border patrol or strike forces for use as a high performance off-road vehicle for rapid intervention operations.

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"LRV400 Mk2 is the first reconnaissance vehicle to give the user the ability to deploy from a Chinook [helicopter] in full operational readiness," said Phil Applegarth, head of Supacat, part of the SC Group. "Coming from the Supacat stable, LRV400 offers a scaled down version of 'Jackal' with its acclaimed all terrain tactical performance in all environments."

The LRV400 has the capability of being converted from a 4x4 configuration to a 6x6 configuration for increased payload, capacity and range, Supacat said.

Supacat's new vehicle carries a crew of three or four and has an operational capacity of more than 3,700 pounds. Its speed is as much as 100 miles per hour.

It also comes in a variety of lightweight armor solutions, weapons and communications systems, the British company said.

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