The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has officially announced the successful completion of the procurement program with the reception of the final batch of 10 VT4 tactical vehicles at Standard 2.
Engineered by ACMAT, a subsidiary of Arquus, the VT4 tactical vehicle stands as a testament to modernization efforts within the French Army, effectively replacing the aging Peugeot P4 vehicles that were in previous service.
This significant achievement marks the culmination of a meticulously planned delivery schedule executed in strict accordance with the 2019-2025 Military Programming Law (LPM), a testament to the remarkable collaborative efforts of both state and industrial stakeholders. In total, an impressive fleet of 4,380 VT4 vehicles has been successfully delivered to various units, including the three branches of the military, the Operational Energy Service, the Joint Interministerial Service for Ammunition (SIMu), and the National Guard.
The VT4 program, also known as VLTP-NP (Véhicule léger tactique polyvalent – Non protégé), was initiated by the French Army to address the pressing need to replace the aging Peugeot P4 vehicles, which had faithfully served since the 1980s.
In response to this requirement, the French Ministry of Armed Forces placed an initial order for 1,000 VT4 vehicles from Arquus (formerly Renault Trucks Defense) back in 2016. The first units were scheduled for delivery in the autumn of 2018.