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