First fielded by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in the early 1980s, the baseline LAV II variant was 12,374 kg, with a maximum swimming speed of approximately 10 km/h, and featured a 25 mm turret. A crew of three and a troop complement of six could be carried by the baseline LAV II.
Since then, a wide range of LAV II variants has been produced, including: anti-tank, recovery, command and control, and reconnaissance vehicles, armoured personnel carrier and ambulance. For domestic and international customers whose mission profiles do not require swim capability, non-amphibious LAV IIs are also available.
Proven in reconnaissance roles, the agile LAV II is an excellent choice for users seeking an amphibious platform with high mobility and transportability.