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The Ukrainian servicemen are using the French VAB armored personnel carriers on the front line

The Ukrainian servicemen are using the French VAB armored personnel carriers on the front line

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine are using the French VAB wheeled armored personnel carriers during the counteroffensive actions.

Video featuring these armored vehicles was released on social media.

A variety of foreign equipment in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine used by Ukrainian military units use to liberate our land from Russian invaders are spotted even more often in the field.

At the end of July, it was reported that the Defense Forces soldiers started using the French VAB armored personnel carriers.

Video featuring the movement of this armored vehicle was released on social media.

The delivery of French-made wheeled armored personnel carriers to Ukraine was announced in June.

Sébastien Lecornu, French Defense Minister, announced that France will be transferring “significant quantities” of French-made armored personnel carriers and support vehicles to Ukraine. This included the VAB-type armored personnel carriers.

Sébastien Lecornu stated that to move quickly, Ukrainian troops need armored vehicles.

“To move quickly in areas under enemy fire, armies are in need of armored vehicles. France will deliver, in significant quantities, VAB, transport vehicles of this type, which would be armed,” he said.

The VAB (Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé – “Armoured Vanguard Vehicle”) is a French armored personnel carrier and support vehicle developed by the French manufacturers Renault and Saviem. Serial production has been ongoing since the mid-70s. Open data suggests that 5,000 of these vehicles were produced, and 4,000 of them are in service of the French army.

Санітарна VAB

There are several configurations of VAB vehicles – for command, reconnaissance, and sanitary purposes. VAB is also in service with 15 other countries.

Most often, the vehicle is armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun for infantry vehicles or a 7.62 mm machine gun on the roof for other models. Also, the VAB can be equipped with a turret with a 20 or 25 × 137 mm machine gun.

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