thanks to Rob Chilvers
GM military customers include general officers who lead infantry and
light armored units, as well as specialists in strategy, tactics and logistic
planning, plus the political influences who control funding for defense
This brochure introduced a new version of GM's Light Armored Vehicle,
specially equipped for hi-tech surveillance. The brochure had to define
the vehicle's technical capabiities as well as create a picture of where
such a vehicle would fit into typical military operations.
The wheeled LAV was establishing a new niche in military fleets -- lighter
and faster than tanks, with better arms and protection than trucks or
dismounted troops. With its sophisticated observation suite, the LAV "Recce"
could extend this niche into a non-traditional front-line role.
First in. Last out.
Recce's job is to go looking for trouble. And find it.
Then move on
NOWHERE TO HIDE
With its functional, mission-specific rear compartment and large payload
capacity, the LAV-RECCE packs an extensive range of advanced surveillance
systems configured in an efficient observation and communications suite.
A 10-metre telescoping mast, which retracts entirely within the armored
hull, mounts a sensor array combining a ground surveillance radar, thermal
imager, visible-spectrum camera and laser rangefinder
targets are detectable at ranges up to 12km and a moving man can be
detected to 3100m. These systems are supplemented by the LAV's new DVA
thermal imager, which provides a short-range wide-angle surveillance
mode for the vehicle driver at up to 3-times magnification