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Eurosatory: French SF mount up

16th June 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Paris


A new set of vehicles for the French Special Forces will offer them improved mobility and firepower on operations.

According to the French DGA, 25 new Poids Lourds Des Forces Speciales (PLFS) built by Renault Trucks Defence (RTD) will be delivered by the end of the year.

French SF will eventually acquire 202 PLFS in total alongside 241 light variants Vehicle Leger Forces Speciales (VLFS) also designed and built by RTD.

The SF vehicles programme manager at the DGA told Shephard that the PLFS is 11.8t in weight and has a 2.2t payload offering more flexibility in what it can

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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