ShieldAfrica 2021: Arquus showcases 4 X 4 Fortress MK I


Major supplier of the French Army and partner to several governmental forces in Africa, Arquus (formerly known as Renault Trucks Defense) is present at Shield Africa 2021 the Land Defense Exhibition that is taking place in Abidjan with the 4 x 4 Fortress MK I.


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4 x 4 Fortress Mk 1 (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The Fortress Mk 1 is an up-armored Bastion, with a more powerful engine developing 340 hp and fitted with an independent suspension to improve its mobility. The vehicle is available in two variants: APC and cargo. The Fortress has a Level 2 STANAG 4569 ballistic and mine protection.

The Fortress MK1 is a 13.5-tonne armored combat vehicle.

The Bastion, which is based on the VLRA 2, is in operation. The semi-open-topped Patsas version of the vehicle, which was developed with a Special Forces unit, has been marketed successfully.

The “High Mobility” Bastion APC has a number of new advantages: a running gear system with independent suspension is driven by a 320 hp engine generating a torque of 1200 Nm at 1200 rpm.


 

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