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VBCI APC Nexter Armoured personnel carrier with upgrade armor
 
 
 
VBCI APC upgrade armour Sidepro RPG SlatAlu technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
 
Description
At Eurosatory 2010, the International Defense Exhibition of Paris Nexter presented a new version of the VBCI personnel carrier equipped with an upgrade armor, which increase the protection against RPG rocket fires. Based on the VBCI platform, the Armoured Personnel Carrier variant can carried fro 11 to 14 soldiers. The internal available volume, the mobility performances, the combined CBRN/AC system provide very comfortable on board live conditions for every type of missions.
 
Variants
- VPC : (command post vehicle) is equipped with a terminal information system (SIT) FINDERS®, developed by Nexter Systems, a regimental information system (SIR), developed by EADS, and a remotely controlled 12.7 mm cupola. 150 VPCs have been ordered for the French Army.
- VBCI : (infantry combat vehicle) has a 25 mm cupola (designed to be manned with an commander station observation, sighting and firing capability, using remote functions) and a 7.62 mm MG. The rank VBCI is also available in mortar and Eryx (short-range, anti-tank missile system) versions, and can also be equipped with 25 to 105 mm turrets, or even a 120 mm low-recoil. 550 « rank » version VCIs have been ordered by the French Army.
- VTT : (Troop Transport Vehicle) is designed to transport troops. It has an interior volume of 13 m³ and can carry a 2-man crew and up to 10 soldiers with their equipment. The VTT is sized to meet export requirements and is currently being considered by several national armies.
- Other types of utility vehicle can also be produced, based on the same platform (ambulance, recovery vehicle, workshop, mine clearance, earth moving, etc.).
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The VBCI personnel carrier APC with upgrade armour weapon system consists of a remotely operated 12.7 mm cupola.
Design and Protection
The hull and the turret of the VBCI Nexter Systems is composed by Welded steel and aluminum, who offers a protection against against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. To increase the protection against RPG rocket fires, the VBCI personnel carrier uses a combination of Nexter SlatAlu and RUAG Sidepro armor systems. The side protection SidePRO-RPG is a globally unequalled and highly efficient passive protection against RPG-7 for medium and heavy armoured vehicles. The passive, cost-optimised protection system offers at least the same if not higher level of coverage as reactive protection systerms. The great advantage of SidePRO-RPG is its weight; it is 80% lighter than a reactive protection system. The modular design warrants easy fitting.
Propulsion
The VBCI APC with upgrade armour Nexter is motorised with 550hp diesel engine with an in-line six-cylinder configuration and automatic gearbox are installed in the front right of the vehicle. In-line transmission is by four central axles protected by armoured housings. The VBCI is a 8 wheel drive configuration, the 8x8 configuration breaks with the tradition of tracklaying Infantry Combat Vehicles, to combine maximum ballistic and anti-mine protection with very high mobility. The VBCI offers a range of 470 miles and a maximum road speed of 60 mph. The vehicle can be driven with seven wheels if a wheel is lost by mine explosion.
Accessories
The VBCI APC Nexter with upgrade armour is equipped with night/day vision for the commander and the gunner. The commander has a remote display from the gunner's sight equipped with an override control suite allowing the commander to operate the turret and weapons. Fitted with an open electronic architecture, the APC variant can easily be equipped with any kind of CAISR, vision (the version at Eurosatory 2010 was fitted with the Nexter CEPIA panoramic observation cupola), active protection and weapon station.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One remotely operated 12.7 mm machine gun cupola
Country users
France
Designer Company
Nexter Systems
Accessories
Observation, aiming and firing capability from commander station inside hull, Fire control system with laser ranging and IR camera;, NBC protecion, centralised tyre pressure system
Crew
11 to 14 soldiers
Armor
Ballistic, IEDs and RPG add-on armour kit
Weight
20,000 kg
Speed
100 km/h on road
Range
750 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 7,80 m; Width, 2,98 m; Height, 2,26 m
 
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VBCI APC upgrade armour Sidepro RPG SlatAlu technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
VBCI APC upgrade armour Sidepro RPG SlatAlu technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter

VBCI APC upgrade armour Sidepro RPG SlatAlu technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
VBCI APC upgrade armour Sidepro RPG SlatAlu technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
 
 
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