Thanks to Arquus' know-how, the VAB MK3 can be fitted with a complete range of sensors and effectors from 12.7 to 90 mm, integrating state-of-the-art technologies to carry out collaborative combat missions. These latest sensors and effectors are validated and in service with the French Army.
12.7 mm : self-defense
In its APC configuration, the VAB MK3 integrates a shot-start detector, with a 12.7 mm turret (protected manual) or a Hornet® RCWS remotely operated turret with independent smoke ring.
VAB MK3 equipped with a TTO Hornet at Eurosatory 2022
From 20 to 40 mm : Assault
In the infantry combat version, the VAB MK3 carries a crew of 10 men (2+8) while guaranteeing the carriage of medium-calibre weapons systems ranging from 20 to 40 mm from the best turrets.
VAB Mk3 equipped with a medium caliber turret
90 mm : Fire support
In its fire support configuration, the payload of the VAB MK3 guarantees the carriage of large calibre 90 mm turrets such as the CSE 90 from John Cockerill.
90 mm Turret
VAB MK3 Arquus equipped with a large caliber turret
Based on an in-house developed technology, Battlenet® offers its customers ergonomics and advanced scalability. This solution gives Arquus vehicles a modularity that allows all types of systems integration (tactical situations, detection, communication, observation, fire function, etc.).
Other specific functions provided by Battlenet® for infantry combat include remote controlled weapon systems, from 7.62 to 30 mm, long-range observation as well as situational awareness optronic devices, including image processing like automatic movement detection, softkill systems for crew protection.