Vehicle Profile: Petit Véhicule Protégé (PVP)

 

The Petit Véhicule Protégé (PVP) is a modern 4×4 vehicle, designed to equip Combat Support Units.

Air transportable (C130, C160 and heavy helicopters), very mobile and with a high level of ballistic protection, it has a 7.62mm weapon of self-protection and can carry up to four passengers. With a good protection / carrying / mobility, the PVP accommodates the new capabilities of the French Army and can be deployed in External Operations.

There are two main versions used today:

  1. A “command” version for commanders and section chiefs, and able also to receive transmission equipment, electronic warfare and artillery (team liaison).
  2. A “rank” version for units with AT4CS, Eryx or Milan missiles, observation teams of artillery, and traffic engineering.

 

Delivery of all vehicles is expected by the end of 2011.
The PVP is deployed in Georgia as part of the European monitoring mission, in Afghanistan and in Lebanon where 30 vehicles are patrolling Southern Lebanese roads since December 2009.

The FrenchBatt UNIFIL PVP after its arrival in South Lebanon in December 2009.

Photo Credits: Ministère de la Defense.

A FrenchBatt UNIFIL PVP in Beirut Seaport, December 2010.

Photo Credits: Guillaume/Flickr

The PVP at Eurosatory 2008
A French Army PVP during it's first public appearence in Bastille Day 2009.

A French Army PVP in Saint Mandé during Bastille Day 2010
An Uparmored PVP in Peacekeeping configuration during Eurosatory 2010.
A frontal view of the Uparmored PVP in Peacekeeping configuration during Eurosatory 2010.
A PVP in Gendarmerie configuration during Eurosatory 2010.
A French Army PVP of the 121e Régiment du Train (121st Transportation Regiment) during Open Days at the barracks, May 2011.
The 121e Régiment du Train (121st Transportation Regiment) has been deployed twice in lebanon and is shortly to be redeployed there again.
A French Army PVP of the 121e Régiment du Train (121st Transportation Regiment) during a live Demo.
A PVP in a Police configuration during Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 2011.
A French Army PVP during Bastille Day 2011.

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