US Marine corps is extending it`s depot of armored troop-carriers with the new eight-wheeled Light Armored Vehicle - LAV-A2. Tetraaxial ATC LAV-A2 represents an improved version of the Marine`s Light Armored Vehicle, which is being used in the US Marines since 1980`s and continues it`s service today. In terms of basic LAV chassis there had been developed and delivered to the Marine Corps several modifications/series of LAV, such as armored personnel, anti-tank, command and control, logistics and mortar variants. Light Armored Vehicle-A2 is fully equipped with the modern target designation system, which includes laser range finder and thermal imager. According to the signed $189 million cotract General Dynamics Land Systems committed to supply US Marine corps with 151 armored troop-carriers by the end of 2008, the first ones delivered in July 2007.