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Arquus VLFS and PLFS take to the road

27th April 2021 - 17:10 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris

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A first-generation PLFS delivered to French commando parachutist unit CPA 10. However, these vehicles have never seen action. (Photo: Jean-Marc Tanguy)

French SOF await two new vehicle types.

Arquus has started road tests of its Special Forces Light Vehicle (VLFS) and Special Forces Heavyweight Standard 2 (PLFS) vehicles intended for French SOF.

In December 2015, French procurement agency DGA ordered 202 PLFS 2 vehicles and 241 VLFS platforms for a total cost of €250 million ($280.45 million).

A total of 25 first-generation PLFS vehicles were delivered in 2019, but they were deemed unsuitable and remain unused in the field by SOF.

PLFS 2 is presented as a completely new vehicle, with a design based on a modified version of the Sherpa Light chassis known as the Sherpa FS.

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