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International Defence Industry Exhibition
1 - 4 September 2014
Press release MSPO 2014 - Renault Trucks Defense
|Monday, September 01, 2014 11:45 AM|
|Renault Trucks Defense Presents the VAB Mk3 and the Sherpa Light at MSPO 2014|
Renault Trucks Defense and its two associated, well recognized brands, Panhard and ACMAT, include ranges with multirole vehicles designed for a full spectrum of missions: tactical and reconnaissance vehicles, Special Forces vehicles, support and liaison vehicles etc. These vehicles have a large interior volume/payload capacity, and offer protection against multiple threats, as well as all-terrain mobility.
Renault Trucks Defense's VAB Mark III 6x6 medium armored vehicle
Two vehicles are showcased, the VAB MK3 and the Sherpa Light. VAB Mk3 is part of the renewed medium armored range.
VAB Mark III is based on the concept of the original VAB. This 20 t 6x6 medium armored vehicle is as rugged and reliable as its predecessor with far superior capabilities through the use of advanced protection and mobility technologies: increased power and payload (up to 4.7 t), larger internal volume, better tactical situational awareness, reinforced protection (ballistic kit up to NATO level 4 + anti-blast and IED kits).
VAB Mark III is ideally suited for combat and riot-control missions with the ability to transport up to 2+10 soldiers.
VAB Mk3 has amphibious capabilities which have already drawn the interest of the Polish forces.
Sherpa Light light armored tactical vehicle
Sherpa Light is available in five variants and multiple configurations from 8 to 11 tons on the same 4X4 chassis. The range has been specifically designed to provide excellent payload and protection capabilities without degrading tactical mobility. Customized variants for Special Forces and Internal security Forces have been developed for their most demanding missions.
The Sherpa Light Scout which, showcased in Kielce, is available in unarmored and armored variants. It is ideally suited for tactical missions such as scouting, patrol, convoy escort and command liaison. It is able to transport up to 4 or 5 soldiers and a roof-mounted weapon system.