Armed forces Chad takes delivery of first Bastion Patsas light Special Operations vehicle 1903121
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|Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 05:24 AM|
|Armed forces of Chad takes delivery of the first Bastion Patsas light Special Operations vehicle.|
Chad’s armed forces have recently taken delivery of the first eleven Bastion Patsas out of a total order for 22 vehicles. The other eleven Bastion Patsas will be delivered by the end of June 2013. This twelve tonne armoured vehicle is intended to conduct patrols or raids in an extreme climatic environment. ACMAT has made use of over fifty years of experience in producing the legendary VLRA high endurance vehicle, designed for Special Forces or response units.
Bastion Patsas of Chadian armed forces
The Bastion Patsas is thus able to carry five men with a full range of equipment. It has a ring mount capable of mounting a 12.7 mm machine gun, and three weapon stations (two at the rear and one at the front) for light machine guns. The crew can rely on a high level of protection against mines, together with armour elements on the sides of the vehicle for protection against ballistic attack.