Nexter will current its VBCI Philoctetes for the primary time at DEFEA exhibition scheduled to happen in Athens, Greece, from July 13 to fifteen, 2021. This can be a full infantry fight system, armed with a remotely operated 40mm CT (cased telescoped) turret from CTAi and a medium vary missile launcher (MMP) from MBDA. It meets the Greek military’s necessities for mobility, safety, modularity and firepower. Named Philoctetes, in reference to the mythological hero of the Trojan Conflict, the automobile can be displayed on the stand (Corridor 3 – D17A) within the livery of Greek army machines.

The Véhicule Blindé de Fight d’Infanterie (VBCI, “Armoured Infantry Combating Car”) is a French Infantry combating automobile designed to switch the AMX-10P. They entered lively service with the French Military in 2008, with 630 automobiles ordered as much as 2010. The Véhicule Blindé de Fight d’Infanterie is constructed on an aluminium hull which carries a modular THD metal and titanium armour, which might be changed within the area. The 8×8 wheel mixture is designed to make the VBCI extra snug and less expensive than a tracked automobile, whereas giving it enough mobility to again the Leclerc tank.


Nexter Launches VBCI Philoctetes 8X8 Infantry Fight System at DEFEA 2021

The VBCI can also be designed to be transportable by the Airbus A400M, with an empty mass lower than 18 tonnes. Conditional orders have been positioned to cowl the availability of 700 automobiles to the French Military in two variations. There can be as much as 550 VBCI/VCI infantry combating automobiles and 150 VBCI/VPC command submit automobiles. The VCI infantry combating automobile model has a fight weight of 26t and accommodates the 2 crew, the gunner, the driving force and a fight staff of eight troops and a commander. The VCI automobile is fitted with a one-man Nexter Dragar turret armed with a twin feed 25mm Nato cannon sort 25 M811 with 150 rounds within the turret and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.

The automobile can attain speeds over 100km/h on metalled roads and has an unrefuelled vary of 750km. The 50cm floor clearance, hydropneumatic suspension and wheels with 395/90 R22 tyres fitted with a driver-controlled variable strain system present mobility on all forms of terrain. Renault has duty for the mobility techniques, together with the driving force’s station, engine, gearbox, suspension and axles and on-board electrical networks. Nexter is accountable for the armoured hull, inside furnishing, meeting and integration of the turret and automobile, statement, command and management, weapons and self-protection techniques.