designed as an infantry fighting vehicle to accompany main battle tanks under the most extreme conditions, the vbci represents the best balanced solution between protection, performance and payload. from high-intensity combat missions to peacekeeping duties, the vbci will keep an entire canadian infantry section safe.

  • unrivalled overall survivability
  • ballistic protection provided the aluminium alloy hull with modular add-on armour (rpg, ied, top attack, etc.) or hard-kill type protection
  • mine protection
  • protection against ieds (blast, fragments, efp)
  • stealth (low radar and thermal signature)
  • soft-kill protection (infra-red jammer system, smoke-grenade launchers, etc.)
  • cbrn protection
  • remarkable combat efficiency
  • mobility performance of tracked vehicles off-road and of-wheeled vehicles on-road
  • air transportable by rcaf cc-177
  • exceptional manoeuvrability including in urban areas
  • crew comfort for a complete infantry squad (spacious interior, meets international occupant size criteria, low noise and vibration levels, air conditioning)
  • easy embarking and disembarking
  • high fire power
  • a range of vehicles based on the same platform
  • of 630 vehicles ordered by the french army, more than 400 are now in service.
  • the french army have four versions:
    • infantry fighting vehicle
    • mortar vehicle
    • anti-tank missile (eryx) vehicle
    • command post vehicle
  • based on the same platform, several other variants are available:
    • armoured personnel carrier (up to 14 soldiers)
    • ambulance
    • recovery vehicle
    • workshop vehicle
    • engineer vehicle
  • designed for long-term growth (survivability, payload, power supply)
  • innovative in-service support
  • low life cycle support
  • ease of maintenance
  • availability commitment
  • full-range of logistic items including technical and tactical training simulators