French-made Bastion Patsas Special Forces Saudi Arabia 10105171

Defense & Security News - Saudi Arabia
 
French-made BASTION Patsas Special Forces vehicle in service with Saudi Arabia armed Forces.
Pictures released on Internet showed Saudi Special Forces at military exercise "Abdullah 5" using the Bastion Patsas, a Special Force 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company ACMAT, now a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense of France.
     
Pictures released on Internet showed Saudi Special Forces at military exercise "Abdullah 5" using the Bastion Patsas, a Special Force 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company ACMAT, now a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense of France.
A Bastion PATSAS Special Forces vehicle of Saudia Arabia armed forces at military exercise "Abdullah 5"

     

The Bastion PATSAS was used by Saudi Special Forces units during the Saudi-Jordanian military exercise "Abdullah 5". The Abdullah 5 drill between the Jordanian and Saudi armed forces is part of a series of joint training programs between the armies of the two countries.

The three-week military drill was being carried out simultaneously in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia during April 2017. It included day and night tactical firing, anti-terrorism and sniper shooting, coastal scout missions and raids.

The Bastion Patsas was unveiled by the French Company ACMAT during the Defence Exhibition DSEI 2010 in United Kingdom. The Bastion Patsas has already been tested by French Special forces, and several other countries have already shown interest for the vehicle. It is also in service in Chad and Togo.

The Bastion Patsas is a wheeled armoured vehicle developed and designed by the French Defence manufacturer ACMAT (Now a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense) to answer to the new requirements of Special Forces and reconnaissance units.

The Bastion Patsas is open-top vehicle for the crew and the troops compartment, this special feature allows the deployment of heavy weapon and missile platforms, the fitting of reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition systems as well as performing check-point missions and any special operations.

The Bastion Patsas is equipped with 360° ring-mounted at the rear of the crew cab which can be armed with a 12.7 mm machine or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. A single swivel weapon station for 5.56 mm machine gun is available at the front of the vehicle for the commander and two at the rear.
     
The Bastion Patsas is a wheeled armoured vehicle developed and designed by the French Defence manufacturer Acmat to answer to the new requirements of Special Forces and reconnaissance units.
ACMAT Bastion Patsas during a test drive by Army Recognition team.
 

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