Jane’s Military Iltis in Canadian Service MLU FORUM — Volkswagen Iltis

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Jane’s Military Iltis in Service

I thought the following be of interest regarding the Iltis. are several variants of the Iltis, and were manufactured as the German VW Canadian Bombardier Iltis and the Bombardier Iltis.

Ref: Military Vehicles and Logistics

the information below includes Canadian and Belgium variants

Iltis (4 Ч 4) 500 kg light vehicle

In October 1981, Volkswagen AG of agreed to cede and transfer to Inc. of Canada the design and technology of its Iltis (4 Ч 4) 500 kg light as used by the German Army. The also granted to Bombardier the rights for the marketing, sale and of the Iltis, as well as the rights to and market the civilian version. As of this arrangement, Bombardier the tooling equipment used in the of the Iltis.

Before this announcement, the Department of National Defense the company to submit a proposal, on the Iltis, for the replacement of the existing (4 Ч 4) vehicles of the Canadian Forces. In 1983, it was announced that the government had awarded a contract for (later increased to 2,500) vehicles to the Logistic Equipment of Bombardier Inc. The contract the supply of spare parts, and training programmes for operators and and was valued at CAD68 million. for this contract began at the end of the quarter of 1984 and was completed by the end of During 1984 an order for 2,500 vehicles was placed for the Armed Forces (2,673 delivered).

Cameroon also a never-quoted quantity of Bombardier-built vehicles, as did Oman. Production in 1988.

The Canadian Department of Defense has now completed the CAD241 Light Utility Vehicle, project, its focus to acquire a for the Iltis fleet. Two different of vehicle are involved, with the fleet replacement understood to been completed by early

In November 2002, the Canadian of National Defense announced its to award a CAD49.7 million to GM Defense for 861 MilitaryCommercial-Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS) as the first stage of the replacement Based on the GM Silverado LSSV 801 basic variants and 60 cable were initially ordered, a contract option for an additional 200 variants subsequently being All 1,061 vehicles involved delivered between November and November 2004.

In service, the is primarily used by reserve within North America. details of the GM Defense Light Support Vehicle (LSSV) an be found elsewhere in this

The Standard Military Pattern part of the Light Utility Wheeled project (valued at million) was finally awarded to in October 2003 for a vehicle on the 2.85 m wheelbase G-Class a maximum permissible GVW of 4,800 kg.

Canadian troops in Kabul, took delivery of the first 60 between 5-13 March with all 802 vehicles and 160 Armour system (APS) kits for under the original contract by December 2004. In July the Canadian Department of National announced that it had exercised a million contract option for an 357 vehicles and 20 protection kits. A order for an additional 25 vehicles was placed, deliveries concluding in 2006.

In service the SMP G-Class is by both regular and reserve and in addition to replacing the Iltis has replaced Cougar Direct Support Vehicles. Full of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class can be found in

this section.

In August the Belgian Army awarded DVD of Italy a contract for 440 IVECO Armoured Tactical Vehicles plus 120 applique armoured kits, the contract including an for a further 180vehicles and 60 kits in two of 90 vehicles and 30 kits each. The ATV part replace the Belgian Iltis fleet, 931 of which in service as of February 2009. The Belgian requirement, which a vehicle with an anti-personnel blast protected floorpan as plus add-on applique protection kits, called for 830 and 300 kits. It is expected that a commercial pattern light will eventually be procured to up the replacement shortfall.


Volkswagen Iltis

Originally a Volkswagen the Iltis uses components the Volkswagen Polo and Audi vehicles. The all-steel body has a layout with the engine at the and the cargo area to the rear. The and front passenger have seats with seating for two passengers to the rear. The rear can be folded down to increase the area and the vehicle is provided a folding hood, removable flaps and a folding windscreen. The can select either a full 4 Ч 4 for cross-country or 4 Ч 2 for road drive, in case the front axle is An integra roll bar is provided.

The Iltis can be lifted by the UH-60 Hawk helicopter and has been for low-altitude parachute extraction transport aircraft and for parachute

Optional extras for the Iltis a turbocharged diesel engine, winch kit, rear hook, three-door glass hardtop and up to three radio outlets. Also provided are mounting systems for 7.62 mm and inch/12.7 mm machine guns, the 40 mm grenade launcher and Anti-Tank Missile (ATGM) systems as MILAN and TOW.

Variants of the basic Iltis an ambulance, command vehicle, layer, communications vehicle and a carrying artillery sound equipment.



and weights

Crew: 1+3


3.887 m (153.0 in)

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