The Light Armored Vehicle family is an 8x8 wheel, diesel-powered, lightly-armored vehicle platform that combines speed, mobility and firepower to fulfill a variety of missions for the U.S. Marine Corps. These vehicles are all-terrain, all-weather vehicles with night capabilities. They are air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53E. The vehicles are fully amphibious with a maximum of 3 minutes preparation.