The VBCI in Lebanon: first appraisal

13 VBCI (Véhicules Blindés de Combat d’Infanterie) IFVs are deployed in Lebanon since September 2010. A year after their arrival, the first results are very positive.

Under the colors of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the VBCI undertake several tasks such as surveillance of the line between Israel and Lebanon, the security of French posts, and the establishment of patrols in the area under French responsibility.

Better perceived by  local population than the AMX-10P, the VBCI is also more efficient. Its 8-wheel drive allows the Force Commander Reserve  (FCR) to intervene in all of southern Lebanon, on rough terrain and on road without degrading it, as well as lowering noise pollution.

 

Source: Ministère de la Défense

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