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French Defense Ministry buys VBMR Leger armored vehicles

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The French company Nexter Systems (KNDS) has received an order for the development and production of advanced VBMR Leger armored vehicles for the French Armed Forces with the wheel formula 4х4, reports bmpd.


The design image of the promising French armored vehicle Nexter VBMR Leger with the 4 x4 wheel formula in the reconnaissance version.

It is reported that the VBMR Leger will become the third model of promising wheeled armored vehicles of the French army under the SCORPION program after previously contracted armored vehicles with 6x6 VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar wheel formula (to be produced by the Nexter consortium, RTD and Thales).

“The VBMR Leger machine will be designed and manufactured in five contracted options, including a patrol (armored personnel carrier), reconnaissance vehicle, communications vehicle, EW vehicle, and sanitary. In the future, it is possible to develop several more variants (commanding, engineering, vehicles of advanced artillery observers), ”the material says.

According to the recently announced French state armaments program for the period 2019-2025, by 2025, the French armed forces are supposed to supply 489 VBMR Leger machines. The cost of one serial machine should be from 500 to 700 thousand euros.

Characteristics of the machine is not disclosed. Presumably, its combat weight will be about 15 tons. Capacity patrol options - 10 paratroopers.
Photos used:
Nexter Systems
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  1. Giant thought
    Giant thought 14 February 2018 13: 29
    +2
    For operations of a foreign legion somewhere in Africa, this armored vehicle is quite suitable.
    1. Father of a Soldier
      Father of a Soldier 14 February 2018 13: 41
      +2
      For the transportation of money by collectors, it’s quite fine.
  2. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 14 February 2018 13: 31
    +7
    "Tigers" do not give rest, the handsome men showed themselves well in the Crimea.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 14 February 2018 13: 38
      0
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      "Tigers" do not give rest,

      It is rather an analogue of the Typhoon Airborne.
  3. vital.33
    vital.33 14 February 2018 13: 32
    +6
    SchA who a thread necessarily writes; - “who are you going to fight with?”, “where did the money from the rogue people come from?”, “RPG will beat it like a cardboard”, “Macron decided to play cars”, “it would be better if we bought a tiger / bear / chevo ...” ")))
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 14 February 2018 13: 35
      +2
      Ek your imagination works. Not one reasonable person, such questions will not be asked.
      Well, except
      Quote: vital.33
      Chevo that there still ... ")))
      1. vital.33
        vital.33 14 February 2018 13: 40
        +5
        Joke ??)) Yes, on each article about any technique of such "questions" - a car ..))
        1. Graz
          Graz 15 February 2018 17: 17
          0
          I don’t understand at all why it was necessary to translate light armored vehicles into heavy armored vehicles, and translate armored cars into the status of light armored personnel carriers, this is some kind of perverse French logic
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother 14 February 2018 13: 36
      +1
      Quote: vital.33
      Who will write the thread

      Pepelats exists so far exclusively in the form of a render, therefore, a priori is invulnerable to any means of destruction.
      1. vital.33
        vital.33 14 February 2018 13: 47
        +1
        The fact that it exists so far in the form of a render does not bother anyone at all ..)))
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 14 February 2018 13: 50
          0
          Quote: vital.33
          The fact that it exists so far in the form of a render does not bother anyone at all ..)))

          Yes, I see. Read the comments below))) They didn’t even start designing anything, but they already had a "wide range" and "armor at the level", and in general a good device turned out)))
          1. vital.33
            vital.33 14 February 2018 13: 53
            0
            Well, they started to design like))), judging by the "project image" ..)))
            1. Gray brother
              Gray brother 14 February 2018 13: 58
              0
              Quote: vital.33
              Well, they started to design like))), judging by the "project image" ..)))

              Designers work, yes.
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 14 February 2018 13: 33
    +5
    500 to 700 thousand euros.
    In principle, inexpensive
    its combat weight will be about 15 tons.
    I think the armor level
    10 paratroopers.
    Branch drags. And the line is wide. If patency is good and lomats will be infrequent, then a good device. A remote module would not hurt, though then the price ...
  5. Imh
    Imh 14 February 2018 14: 29
    0
    Judging by the fact that the bottom is not “V” shaped, this unit is an ordinary mass grave. Or are they only going to roll out at parades? - then a very beautiful car, and optics are possible smile
    1. Graz
      Graz 15 February 2018 17: 20
      0
      maybe another principle of mine protection is implemented, about 10-12 years ago I watched through the discovery program there mine protection was implemented in the form of several polymer layers of cellular cellular material that absorbs and isolates the explosion pulse,

      maybe something like