Recently, the Dagger PVP ("small protected vehicle") has demonstrated its ballistic resistance in protecting vehicle crews. It is the best protected vehicle in its class. The Dagger PVP is a 5.5-ton light armored liaison/command vehicle produced by Panhard General Defense. Its small size and 4×4 military chassis give it excellent urban and off-road mobility.
Its armored hull, with its very high mass efficiency composite armour, is the best there is in this weight class in terms of ballistic and blast protection. The versatile Dagger PVP is also an excellent homeland security vehicle (Law enforcement PVP) or light armored personnel carrier (APC PVP). PVPs have recently been exposed both to mine blasts, in March 2015 on two occasions during the Barkhane operation, and to direct intense firing in June 2015 in an ambush on Chilean Police. During these three clashes, the crews were protected by the vehicle’s strength.
More than 1,200 PVP vehicles are in service with the French army and in countries in Europe, South America and Africa.