The Plasan YAGU, which has a kerb weight just under 1500kg can carry a 350kg payload and has seating for three crew members under armour. On the roof it can carry a Light Remote Controlled Weapon System (LRCWS) for self-defence, mounting either a 5.56mm light machine gun or 7.62mm general purpose machine gun, and an integrated light quad drone can also be carried for reconnaissance and observation missions.
The vehicle is designed to behave like an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) but offers its crew of three persons the all-around 360 ballistic protection at a level of B6+ (similar to STANAG 4569 Level II) effective against 5.56X45, 7.62X39 and 7.62×51 threats. WIth front and side windows and all-round cameras the protected capsule provides excellent situational awareness and response, using an overhead ultra-light remotely operated weapon, that mounts a 5.56 or 7.62 machine gun and EO sensors operated by the crew from within the air-conditioned, armored capsule. The vehicle can also be equipped with a drone launching system, that can operate airborne for 27 minutes. With automatic target tracking features the drone provides enhanced situational awareness for the crew.
The air-transportable Yagu is positioned to meet the needs of special operations, border patrols, urban warfare as well as special missions in crime-fighting, where light and agile platforms are required. According to Plasan, Yagu provides such high protection level at an exceptionally low weight. As its outdoors sibbling, Yagu can move on rocky and muddy terrain, on sand dunes and in forest environments, climbing extreme sloping roads. In urban scenes Yagu’s compact size comes handy, as it is able to move through narrow passages (its width is merely 162 cm), crossing jammed or blocked roads on sidewalks and stairss.
What makes this three-man quad truly remarkable is that it offers 360 degree ballistic protection to B6+ level for the crew. As the company said in its pre-launch publicity, they seem to have smashed the weight / protection / firepower triangle for two- or three-man teams.