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VAB Mark III  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: VAB Mk3
Origin: France
Corporations: Renault Trucks Defense* and Thales   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: VAB
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 5,000
Family Members: VAB
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Description: The VAB Mark III, also known as VAB Mk3, is a 6x6 high mobility infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) designed to carry a crew of three-man and up to seven fully equipped infantrymen. This 20-ton vehicle provides NATO STANAG 4569 Level 4 armor protection and can be powered by either a 320-hp, 340-hp or 400-hp diesel engine. The TRT-25 remote weapon station with a 25mm cannon is intended to provide fire support during infantry combat operations. The Mk3 version has been developed in partnership between Renault Trucks Defense and Thales. Thales has supplied the expertise to make the Mk3 fully capable of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) operations in the digital battlefield. The seven-man infantry squad is connected through a wireless LAN up to ranges of 1,000 meters from the vehicle. Renault Trucks Defense unveiled the VAV Mk3 at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition in Paris, France. The French Army could be the potential customer for this upgraded wheeled armored vehicle in the next decade.

VAB Mark III Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 1
Troops: 7
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Power: 400 hp (298 kW)
Cabin Volume: 13 metric ton
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
Payload: 7,500 kilogram (16,534 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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VAB Mark III News

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11 Jun 2012 and 16 Jun 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014Epsilon 10 Navigator Chosen by Renault Trucks Defense for its Combat Vehicles
Monday, June 11, 2012Thales and Renault Trucks Defense Present VAB Mk3 Joint Digitised Vehicle Solution

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