Véhicule Haute Mobilité VHM
The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) accepted its first VHM all-terrain vehicles on 07 November 2011. Ordered at the end of 2009, delivery of the 53 VHMs - derived from the BvS 10 - ran until the end of 2012. The supplying companies are Swedish Hägglunds AB (part of BAE Systems) and French Panhard. In particular, Panhard is in charge of all integration of equipment specific to the French army (armaments, radios, information systems, etc.).
Articulated in two modules, armored and armed with a machine gun 12.7 or 7.62 mm, material came cold equip tactical combined arms (CATF) moving over rough terrain. Mobile, protected, able to effectively support a group of infantrymen, the VHM are also logistics Version (VHM Log) with a hinged tray instead of the rear module, or version "command post" (VHM PC) with all the facilities to communicate with the action units.
The high mobility vehicles (VHM) are capable of carrying 12 soldiers with their individual and collective armament. With the Italians of Reggimento Lagunari Serenissima that porpoises 21st Marine Infantry Regiment carried the latest tactics tests on the armored vehicle. First tested in the mountains, urban, high mobility vehicle also proves useful for amphibious operations, as the VHM manages indeed to slip everywhere.
|Maximum speed||65 km / h|
|Transport||12 people / payload of 3.3 tons|
|ballistic protection||level 2, anti improvised explosive device (IED), landmines|
|Maneuver||40 ° slope on hard ground.|
|dry break||1.50 m|
|vertical obstacle before||60 cm|
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