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French SOF awaits next VPS 2 batch

28th April 2021 - 13:28 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris

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By the end of 2021, Technamm will have delivered a total of 65 VPS 2 to French SOF in two batches. (Photo: Jean-Marc Tanguy)

An extra 35 special patrol vehicles were ordered for French SOF because of delays in the VLFS programme.

French company Technamm is delivering a second tranche of 35 VPS 2 special patrol vehicles for French SOF from May until the end of 2021. 

VPS 2 is based on the Jankel Fox patrol vehicle with a modified Toyota 4x4 chassis. It is manufactured by Technamm under license in Aix-en-Provence and adapted for French requirements.

With VPS 2, for the first time, all French SOF units —  commando parachutist unit CPA 10, the  1st Marine Parachute Regiment, the 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment, Marine Commandos and the SOF HQ and signals company CCTFS —  operate the same patrol vehicle.

 The French

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Jean-Marc Tanguy started its career in journalism on 1991 and focussed quickly on defence matters …

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