What is the Light Strike Vehicle Mark II?

What is the Light Strike Vehicle Mark II?
Dr Ng driving the LSV MK.II.

The Light Strike Vehicle Mark II (LSV MK. II) replaces the ageing fleet of LSVs and is produced by Singapore Technologies Kinetics.

The primary role of the LSV MK. II is against armoured threats. It is designed to be helicopter portable and manoeuvrable over cross-country terrain. The vehicle is equipped with enhanced networking capabilities to support the integration with other combat systems during operations.

The LSV MK. II is produced in three variants: the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) variant that operates the 40mm AGL system ; the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) variant that operates the Spike missile system;and the Utility variant for general purpose usage.

The LSV MK. II vehicle bears several enhancements vis-a-vis the LSV that it replaces. It has a more powerful engine, an improved suspension system and a better designed space frame.

The new vehicle also has a larger seating capacity and supports an array of communication systems that enhances its networking capabilities with other combat systems in the battlefield.

These enhancements allow the LSV MK. II to be more agile and deployable than its predecessor.

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