The Armoured Amphibious Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) is developed within the scope of the Presidency of Defence Industries project to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle needs of the Turkish Naval Forces Command. MAV will be exhibited at IDEF2021.
FNSS will deliver a total of 27 vehicles, 23 of which are personnel carriers, 2 of which are command and control vehicles and 2 of which are rescue vehicles. The engineering development activities were completed and the qualification phase has begun. The first vehicle will be delivered within 2021 after completing the qualification tests. The project will be completed in 2022.
During the past 2 years, many engineering tests and subsystem qualifications have been successfully completed with the prototype vehicle, such as durability, performance at sea, performance on land, self-righting, which are rehearsals of the qualification tests to be carried out with the Presidency of Defence Industries and Navy. MAV has higher ballistic and mine protection compared to its counterparts and is equipped with today’s most advanced mission equipments.
MAV outperforms its peers in terms of;
- Number of personnel to be transported in the vehicle,
- Ballistic and mine protection levels and
- Performance criteria to be met on land and in water.
Being the fastest amphibious vehicle that entered Turkish Armed Forces inventory, MAV will have all the features and capabilities of both a military land vehicle and a military marine vessel, by balancing the land and sea requirements.