Babcock medium wheelbase general logistic vehicle

 Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence company, has taken the wraps off the new medium wheelbase variant of its military utility platform, the General Logistics Vehicle (GLV), at Eurosatory . 

With reliability at its core, ensuring higher availability of critical assets, the medium wheelbase variant joins its long wheelbase sibling as the second member of the growing GLV family of vehicles, designed and delivered by Babcock. 

Under the bonnet is a 2.8-litre engine achieving 200bhp and 370lb/ft of torque which, married to a six-speed, automatic gearbox with high and low range transfer provides the GLV with formidable, affordable off-road capability. With a 39-degree approach angle, 276 mm ground clearance, a wading depth up to 1.8 meters and boasting a class-leading 12.6 metre turning circle, it is deployable in all terrains across the globe. 

This medium wheelbase GLV is set to attract similar levels of interest to the long wheelbase variant, unveiled at last year’s DSEI, thanks to its ability to deliver a range of roles and requirements for the military. 

The four individual crew seats and storage capacity for a four-person team to comfortably stow what is required for a 72-hour patrol will ensure that crew degradation is minimised over long journeys. These adaptations make it the perfect command and control vehicle or small team patrol vehicle. 

The GLV family is built around the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series platform and combines Toyota’s 70-year heritage in off-road cars with Babcock’s rich engineering history of developing bespoke and formidable vehicles for military and security customers. 

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