Light Armored Vehicle Service Life Extension Program
LAV SLEP extends the service life of the LAV through 2015. Its goal is to
improve the LAV’s survivability, sustainability and mobility. It will also improve
readiness and reduce fleet and O&S costs.
Currently, threat weaponry (e.g. BMP-3) has evolved past the capabilities possessed by the LAV Family of Vehicles (FOV). The SLEP will improve the survivability of the LAV FOV on
the modern battlefield until 2015.
The SLEP will enable the LightArmored ReconnaissanceBattalion to better performreconnaissance and security missions, offensive and defensive missions or other operations as
the supported Commander may direct. Additionally, the SLEP LAVs supports EMW.