VBL, Light Armoured Vehicle of 4.3 tonnes, is an armoured vehicle capable of carrying payloads up to one tonne to perform reconnaissance, intelligence, command, internal security, or combat missions in anti-tank and cavalry units. The vehicle is protected against ballistic attacks, mines and improvised explosive devices, according to STANAG 4569.
Its compact, stealthy design gives it unequalled projection capacities: amphibious, air transport and air-drop. Its excellent mobility, notably due to its fully independent suspension system, makes it an agile vehicle in all theatres: desert, mountainous, urban, tropical, etc.
VBL exists in a reconnaissance, command and liaison version, which can be equipped with a 7.62 or 12.7 mm ring and a manual or remote-controlled PL80 weapon station (WASP 7.62mm). VBL is also available in a system carrier version (anti-tank missile, anti-aircraft turret, border surveillance system, etc.).