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INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE
VBCI
INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE
MISSION
From high-intensity combat missions to
peacekeeping operations, the VBCI keeps
an entire infantry section safe. VCBI is
“Combat Proven” and is currently deployed in
operation.
VBCI represents the best balanced solution
between protection, firepower, mobility and
payload.
VBCI has an unrivalled overall survivability:
ballistic, mines and IED protection, “Soft Kill”
systems. It is fitted with CBRN equipment.
In the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) variant, VBCI is equipped with medium caliber turrets:
20mm RWS, 25mm, 30mm, 40mm.
With its mobility performance, its exceptional manoeuvrability and its high firepower, the VBCI
is remarkably efficient in combat. VBCI is in service with the French Army.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Empty weight
19 tons
Payload
13 tons
Dimensions (chassis)
Length: < 8m - Width: < 3m - Height: < 2.5m
Mobility
8-wheel drive, 600 HP Diesel engineet, automatic gearbox
Carrying capacity
Up to 14 pax
Designed to be equipped with C4I systems, (FINDERS C2®)
STATUS
In service and in production with the French Army (contract of 630 units).
Deployed in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Mali.
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