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NZLAV on the road again

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

Wednesday 12 May 2004

NZLAV on the road again

North Island motorists will see the Army's new Light Armoured Vehicle (NZLAV) on the road again over the next four days in the Central Plateau and Tauranga regions.

The exercise is part of the Army's driver training programme for the first NZLAV platoon from the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment of Linton Military Camp.

During the first two days the crew will also be visiting a number of local High Schools in conjunction with NZ Army recruiters.

Experience on our public roads gives NZLAV drivers insight into the varying range of conditions they must master and ensures they are fully skilled to effectively operate the vehicles.

The NZLAV is specifically manufactured for New Zealand's Army. It includes a fully integrated weapons platform with state-of-the-art sighting, navigation, and fire and control systems, and is a giant leap in technology compared to the M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

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