The U.S. Army has begun testing airdrops of the LAV-25A2, sourced from the United States Marine Corps, to provide American paratroopers with their own armored assets in a fight against near-peer opponents like Russia.

“My participation during this testing provided an example that a motivated paratrooper can quickly learn and become proficient as a LAV-25A2 crewman and leader,” said Sgt. Gary Ballard, Team Leader and Gunner. “Additionally, through this test I have gained the knowledge to give extensive and honest feedback of the success and shortcomings of the vehicle.”



See the kind of firepower the LAV-25 brings to the fight in the video below: