The VAB (Front armored vehicle) is a 4X4 Combat Proven armored personnel carrier. Reliable and rustic, it is suitable for the most diverse uses.

Originally fitted with a 220 horsepower 6-cylinder diesel engine, it can be re-engined with a 240 horsepower Euro 3 diesel engine.

The VAB is equipped with armor protection against small arms. It can receive additional shielding to reach the latest protection standards.

  • Crew: 2 forward | 10 rear

  • Weight: 11 tonnes empty weight | 2 tons payload

  • Speed: 90 km/hour

  • Autonomy: 310 liter tank | about 900 km

  • Dimensions: 6.05m (length) | 2.49m (width) | 2.06m (height) | air transportable

  • Energy: Diesel

  • Engine: MAN or MIDS

Un VAB modernisé

Convinced of its potential, S2M-Equipment offers various options to give the VAB a second wind:

Replacement of the original engine by an E3 240 HP Diesel engine assembly and an automatic gearbox (6 forward and 1 reverse gear) allowing better autonomy of the machine and thus limiting carbon emissions. Gain of +25% compared to the MAN version – i.e. a new autonomy of 1150 km (without additional jerry cans). New speed: 105 km/hour .

Complete overhaul of running gear.

Upholstery upgrade or replacement with suspended seats.

Installation of air conditioning with diffuser suitable for armored vehicles.

We propose a complete insulating kit made up of 3 sub-assemblies:

  • 1 insulating kit for the exhaust line,
  • 1 insulation kit for the engine compartment,
  • 1 insulation kit for the body of the vehicle thus protecting the crew from the outside heat.

Camera design and installation.

Example of rear view camera:

Possibility of additional shielding and anti-splinter coating.

Manual circular or different remotely operated cupolas (calibers: 7.62 – 12.7 – LG40) on request.

* Non-exhaustive list. The S2M-EQUIPMENT team is at your disposal to study your specific improvement needs with you. Contact us .

  • Revaluation of your customized fleet: contact us.