Bastion Patsas Acmat Special Forces Operations protected vehicle
 
 
 
Bastion Patsas Acmat light protected Special Forces Operations vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images video France French Defence Industry army military technology wheeled armoured
 
Description
The Bastion Patsas is a wheeled armored vehicle developed and designed by the French Defence manufacturer ACMAT (Now a subdivision of ARQUUS formerly Renault Trucks Defense) to answer to the new requirements of Special Forces and reconnaissance units. The Bastion Patsas was unveiled at the Defence Exhibition DSEI 2010 in the United Kingdom. Based on 60 years of military experience in the rugged and hostile environment of Africa and the Middle-East, the new BASTION PATSAS is specifically designed to meet the high levels of mobility, armor protection, payload and survivability in the most extreme driving conditions. The Bastion Patsas can be carried internally by helicopters for deployment on reconnaissance, direct action and logistics missions. The Bastion Patsas has already been tested by French Special forces, and several other countries have already shown interest for the vehicle. The Bastion Patsas provide the next generation of Special Forces vehicles with high mobility, protection, and firepower.
 
Variants
- No variants at this time.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The Bastion Patsas is equipped with 360° ring-mounted at the rear of the crew cab which can be armed with a 12.7 mm machine or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. A single swivel weapon station for 5.56 mm machine gun is available at the front of the vehicle for the commander and two at the rear. A bank of grenade launchers can be fitted to each side of the hull. Various types of weapons can be carried on the rear cargo area as anti-tank weapons.
Design and Protection
The layout of the Bastion Patsas is conventional with the engine at the front, cab crew in the center and troops compartment at the rear. The Bastion Patsas is an open-top vehicle for the crew and the troop's compartment, this special feature allows the deployment of heavy weapon and missile platforms, the fitting of reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition systems as well as performing check-point missions and any special operations. On the front of the crew seats, there are two bullet-proof windows that can fold forward of bonnet engine. The troop's compartment has three fold-down seats with safety belts, one for the gunner on the left side of the hull, and two at the rear. For crew protection, the Bastion Patsas uses a monocoque armored body shell made in high hardness armored steel which provides a ballistic protection Level 1 to Level 3 STANAG 4569 and anti-mine protection Level 2 STANAG 4569. The rear part of the hull has a single door that opens to the left.
Propulsion
The Bastion Patsas is based on the VLRA 2 4x4 light tactical truck. The Bastion Patsas is motorized with a 5-litre Volvo MD5 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled diesel which develops 215 hp at 2,300 rpm coupled to a ZF automatic gearbox with five forward and one reverse gears and a two-speed transfer box. The Bastion Patsas In option, the vehicle can be equipped with a six-speed gearbox.
Accessories
A spare wheel is mounted to each side of the hull. Standard equipment includes a central tire-inflation system, external shields for the tires. In option, the Bastion Patsas can be equipped with 6,800 kg self-recovery winch mounted at the front of the chassis.
 
Specifications
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Armament
12,7 mm machine gun circular station, swivel station for 7,62 mm machine gun, or 40 mm grenade launcher aaaa
Country users
France, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Togo
Designer Company
ACMAT
Accessories
Central tire inflation system, front electric winch, blackout lights function, 24 volt communication pre-equipment kit
Crew
2 + 3 soldiers
Armor
Ballistic armor protection Level 1 to Level 3,
Anti-mine protection Level 2
NATO STANAG 4569
Weight
10,500 kg
Speed
110 km/h
Range
1,000 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 6,0 m; Width, 2,20 m; Height, 2,40 m
 
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Bastion Patsas Acmat light protected Special Forces Operations vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images video France French Defence Industry army military technology wheeled armoured
Bastion Patsas Acmat light protected Special Forces Operations vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images video France French Defence Industry army military technology wheeled armoured
   
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