With a market presence of more than 30 years in all the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and with several hundred vehicles in service, VGGS is to exhibit a comprehensive range at the IDEX show, to be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) on 22-26 February 2015.
VGGS, through its five makes (RENAULT TRUCKS Defense, ACMAT Defense, PANHARD Defense, VOLVO Defense and MACK Defense), offers comprehensive solutions for protected mobility and other systems through a wide range of products designed to meet current challenges: area security, border protection, fight against terrorism, defense, area monitoring, infantry and special forces.
The vehicles exhibited on the two stands are as follows: VAB MK III Infantry Fighting Vehicle: 6×6, 20-ton, 340 HP armored fighting vehicle provided with ballistic protection to NATO level 4 + anti-blast and IED protection, and able to transport 2 crew + 7 troops.
Bastion PATSAS HM: 4×4, 13-ton, 340 HP special forces vehicle protected to NATO level 3, and able to transport 2 crew + 3 troops.
VBL Mk II: 4×4, 4.3-ton, 129 HP reconnaissance vehicle available with various protection levels, and able to transport 3 troops. Dagger APC: 4×4 disengageable, 5.5-ton, 166 HP protected liaison vehicle, provided with protection to NATO level 2, and able to transport 2 crew + 6 troops.
SHERPA APC XL: 4×4, 10.9-ton, 265 HP armored fighting vehicle, available with various protection levels, and able to transport 2 crew + 8 troops.
Higuard Police: 6×6, 21-ton, 340 HP medium armored fighting vehicle protected to NATO level 3, and able to transport 2 crew + 10 troops.
Mack Defense Hawkeye Sherpa Carrier: 4×4, 14-ton, 215 HP tactical truck protected to NATO level 3, and provided with a Hawkeye 105mm mortar.
VOLVO Defense will exhibit a mockup of its FMX.
VGGS will be on the CP-300 stand associated with the French Pavilion in the outdoor area of the show, and Mack Defense will be on the 03-A09 stand in the US Pavilion.
VOLVO GROUP GOVERNMENTAL SALES is in charge of Defense, Security activities and Emergency services within the Volvo Group, with the following brands: RENAULT TRUCKS Defense, ACMAT Defense, PANHARD Defense, VOLVO Defense and MACK Defense. VOLVO GROUP GOVERNMENTAL SALES is determined to become a leading player in the field of wheeled military and security vehicles.
RENAULT TRUCKS Defense, one of three participants in the Joint Venture (GME) which was awarded the Scopion contract by the Minister of Defense on 5 December 2014, is to participate in th development of the French Army’s new generation of front-line vehicles Griffon and Jaguar. RENAULT TRUCKS Defense is in particular responsible for supplying the powertrains for these two vehicles, and for providing the whole supply chain for the spare parts and components of the Scorpion program.