Renault Trucks Defense from France to deliver 3,700 VLTP-NV 4x4 tactical vehicles to French army 10912161

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Renault Trucks Defense from France to deliver 3,700 VLTP-NV 4x4 tactical vehicles to French army.
The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has announced, Thursday, December 8, 2016, a contract for the delivery of 3,700 unprotected 4x4 light tactical vehicles to the French Army. The vehicle called VLTP-NP (Véhicule Léger Tactique Polyvalent Non Protégé - Non-Protected Light Multirole Tactical Vehicle) for the French army project will replace the old Peugeot P4 4x4 tactical vehicle.
     
The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has announced, Thursday, December 8, 2016, a contract for the delivery of 3,700 unprotected 4x4 light tactical vehicles to the French Army. The vehicle called VLTP-NP (Véhicules Légers tactiques Polyvalents Non Protégés - Non-Protected Light Multirole Tactical Vehicle) for the French army project will replace the old Peugeot P4 4x4 tactical vehicle. New VLTP-NP (Véhicules Légers tactiques Polyvalents Non Protégés - Non-Protected Light Multirole Tactical Vehicle) for the French army. (Photo source Jean-Yves Le Drian Twitter account)
     
The 3700 vehicles will be manufactured on the Saint-Nazaire site in France over a period of four years, which will ensure regular activity in this plant and thus optimize production. Renault Trucks Defense will be also in charge for the maintenance of the vehicles.
 

The total value of the contract is around €500 million including 50% for the delivery of the vehicles and the remaining for the maintenance.

According the French newspaper website "Challenges", the new VLTP-NV seems to be based on the Ford Everest which itself based on an American-made pickup Ford Ranger. In May 2015, French army has announced the purchase of 1,000 pickup Ford Ranger to replace its fleet of off-road vehicles Peugeot P4.

The American-made Ford Ranger is one of the toughest mid-size pickup trucks sold anywhere in the world. It offers high mobility capacities in all-terrain conditions

The Peugeot P4 is a 4x4 unprotected off-road vehicle which is in service with the French Army since 1983. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and equipped with Peugeot engine and equipment.

Early in 1981 the French Army selected the Peugeot P4 and placed an order for 15,000 vehicles which was reduced to 13,500 units. From 1985, production was transferred to the French Company Panhard in Marolles-en-Hurepoix, where 6,000 vehicles were produced. Production ceased in 1992.

According the press release of Renault Trucks Defense, the standard Ford vehicle will be militarized. The vehicle could be upgraded with a reinforced chassis and suspension to increase all-terrain capacities. The internals layout of the VLTP-NP will be adapted to transport communication equipment.

The new VLT-NP is motorized with a Diesel engine developing 150 hp. It has a weight of 3,500 kg and is able to transport a payload of 900 kg.

The first VLTP-NP vehicles are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.
     
The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has announced, Thursday, December 8, 2016, a contract for the delivery of 3,700 unprotected 4x4 light tactical vehicles to the French Army. The vehicle called VLTP-NP (Véhicules Légers tactiques Polyvalents Non Protégés - Non-Protected Light Multirole Tactical Vehicle) for the French army project will replace the old Peugeot P4 4x4 tactical vehicle. French Army Peugeot P4 4x4 all-terrain vehicle. It is also called VLTT (Véhicule de Liaison Tout Terrain in the French Army.
 

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