Land Platforms

Bangladesh issues tender for light armoured vehicles

21 November 2017

Bangladesh’s Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP) has issued a tender for the procurement of an undisclosed number of 4x4 light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to be deployed by the Bangladesh Army (BA) in UN peacekeeping missions.

First published on 7 November, the tender states that the service plans to streamline the type of LAVs it deploys on such operations and is therefore looking for a standardised platform for use in ambulance, command, and reconnaissance and surveillance roles.

The ambulance variant will be required to have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of less than 12 tonnes and should be capable of accommodating 6–8 personnel including patients, with at least one of them lying down and two others sitting.

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