The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to organize an Italian company Iveco joint conveyor assembly of light armored transport vehicles LMV65. This decision has caused considerable resistance from the Russian manufacturer of similar equipment — personal company "Russian Machines" that seeks to build armored GAZ-233014 "Tiger." This machine entered service in the Russian army in 2006. At the current time, "Tiger" modernized in the direction of the equilibrium combination of protection and mobility, which should make it competitive with foreign cars.
LMV65 is a lightweight multi-purpose armored vehicle, developed by Iveco Defense Vehicles in 2001. The car was characterized highest level of protection against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from the guns, these mc proven themselves in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the near future England uses in Afghanistan model of the machine under the designation Panther («Panther").
As reported by Russian sources, the creation of local LMV65 can do the municipal company "Russian Technologies", which is in talks with Iveco joint venture with a planned production rate of more than 500 cars in the year. It is reported that the production of armored vehicles may be occupied by one of the production lines of the plant for the production of KAMAZ trucks. Machines are designed for the Interior Ministry and the FSB. The Russian Defense Ministry plans to izderzhat about 1 billion USD (approximately 30 billion rubles) for the purchase of 278 vehicles in 2011-2012, then the pace of purchases will be increased to 458 machines year. In 2015, the Defense Ministry will purchase 226 machines in 2016 — 75. As expected, the price of a car will make about 400 thousand dollars.