Russian Airborne Troops Reconnaissance Regiment training with the use of locally produced Iveco LMV, also known as Ð Ñ‹ÑÑŒ.The Rys (Lynx) is a Russian version of Iveco LMV-M65 vehicles. The Russian LMV developed by Iveco Russia and Oboronservis LLC joint venture company.
Russia contracted for an initial batch of 358 of the vehicles in 2011, but by early 2013 had announced it would end its co-operation with Iveco at that point. Its original deal with the company envisaged the co-production of as many as 1,775 vehicles under a contract worth up to USD1 billion.
All of the assembled vehicles go to one of the Ministry of Defense’s reserve pools, from where some of the vehicles apparently have ended up in Syria. Their offering good protection for crews against roadside land mines â€“ are very much in demand. Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) is a 4WD tactical vehicle developed by Iveco, and in service with several countries. After its adoption by the Italian Army under the name VTLM Lince (Lynx)(Veicolo-Tattico-Leggero-Multiruolo), it won the FCLV (Future Command and Liaison Vehicle) competition of the British Army as the Panther and has been adopted by the armies of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Russia and Spain. The LMV uses modular armor packs to adjust its level of protection to its mission requirements. In regards to mine protection, the vehicle’s ground clearance has been increased to 493 mm without increasing the overall height (less than 2 meters); it also uses suspended seats of aeronautical derivation, v-hull under body, and a collapsible sandwich structure in the floor to deflect and absorb mine blasts.The Italian Army took vehicles to both Afghanistan and Lebanon. In Afghanistan, Lince vehicles have saved passengers’ lives in several attacks with IEDs.