The Russian Defense Ministry has sent a request to the government to increase the volume of purchases of Italian armored vehicles Iveco LMV M65 Lynx (in Russian troops wearing the symbol "Lynx"), Reports RIA announcements. According to the application, signed by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, in the period from 2013 to 2015 year purchase of "Lynx" is planned to see a 727 to 3 thousand units.
Earlier, in 2013, planned to buy 194 armored car "Lynx", In 2014 — 248 of these cars, and in 2015 — 285. Creation" Lynx "is conducted in RF under Italian license. Assembly of machines is done in a joint venture in Voronezh. Until the end of 2012 it is planned to issue up to 150 armored vehicles. For some reason, Russian Defense Ministry has decided to significantly increment volume of purchase of armored vehicles, is not yet clear.
Purchase Italian armored vehicles included in the state program of armaments RF 2011-2020. Earlier it was reported that in 2012-2016 to Russian Defense Ministry wants to buy 1775 "Lynx", which gradually will change in the Russian army armored vehicle "Tiger." With all of this volume production license "Lynx" in Russia was planned to increase to 500 cars in year.
LMV M65 has a second class of protection through the use of panels of clay armor. Machine able to protect the crew from the explosion of an explosive device with capacity of 6 kg of TNT under the wheel or the bottom. Armored car capable of speeds up to 130 km per hour and carry up to 5 people at a distance of 500 km.