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Babcock Launch GLV Medium Wheelbase Variant

Babcock GLV Medium Wheelbase [© Babcock]

Babcock International Group is launching its new medium wheelbase variant of the General Logistics Vehicle (GLV) at Eurosatory this week.

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Press Release, London, embargoed until 18 June 2024: Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence company, is launching its new medium wheelbase variant of the General Logistics Vehicle (GLV) at Eurosatory this week.

The ‘long wheelbase’ option was launched at DSEI last year with much ongoing interest from military audiences. Babcock is now pleased to unveil the medium wheelbase variant, reinforcing the ‘family approach’ to base vehicles, able to deliver a range of roles and requirements.

With a chassis length which enables greater off-road mobility, the medium wheelbase will allow comfortable orientation through unpredictable terrains in all weathers. At just 12.6 metres, the turning circle of the medium wheelbase is the tightest available when compared to other military vehicles in its class. The medium wheelbase has four individual crew seats and storage capacity for a four-person team to comfortably stow what is required for a 72-hour patrol, making it the perfect command and control vehicle or small team patrol vehicle.

The GLV family is built around the proven and reliable Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series platform and is able to fulfil a multitude of tasks for the armed forces, offering a common vehicle base with variant modules that meet the needs of different missions across multiple theatres of operation. All variants come with an automatic gear box and a powerful 2.8 litre diesel engine as well as unique military body enhancements which put crew safety and comfort to the fore.

Chris Spicer, Managing Director of Engineering and Systems Integration within Babcock’s Land business said: “The GLV family provides military and security forces with a complete solution for light-utility vehicles. Babcock has a deep understanding of the armed forces through years of partnering and that is applied to our engineering so we can offer militaries the best possible vehicle for operational success. We’re very proud to present the GLV medium wheelbase to Eurosatory 2024.”

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