Intended for exterior operations (OPEX), the VAB Ultima benefits from many technical improvements resulting from experience feedback (RETEX) from recent operations.
Sheet on VAB Ultima
It is equipped with protection and equipment against improvised explosive devices (IED), a remote-controlled 12.7 mm weapons station allowing the operator to remain inside the vehicle, and an acoustic sniper-location system (SLATE). It is also compatible with the FELIN system (infantry with integrated links and equipment). Two versions of the VAB Ultima were supplied: one for the infantry (230 vehicles) and one for engineering (60 machines).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION…
La version « Génie » du VAB Ultima qualifiée par la DGA [on line], Available at : http://www.opex360.com/2015/10/30/la-version-genie-du-vab-ultima-qualifiee-par-la-dga/
Source: Land Army