The French Company ARQUUS will deliver 300 latest generations of VLRA 2 (Véhicule de Liaison de Reconnaissance et d’Appui / Liaison, Reconnaissance and Support Vehicle) 4×4 all-terrain multirole tactical to the Moroccan armed forces. The VLRA 2 is a new generation of 4×4 light tactical vehicles designed and developed by the French Company ACMAT which is now part of ARQUUS, formerly Renault Trucks Defense. The new VLRA 2 TDN-TDE, heir of 60 years of experience in driving Forces in the most challenging terrain, integrates up-to-date technologies.
The layout of the ACMAT VLRA 2 follows that of the standard VLRA and is entirely conventional, with the engine at the front, cab in the centre, and a cargo area at the rear. The cab has a windscreen that can be folded forward onto the bonnet and can either be of all-metal construction, have metal doors and a fabric top, or have a removable nylon canvas roof and side doors. In addition, the VLRA TDN-TDE can be fitted with additional armor kits, which give ballistic protection levels 1 / 2 and anti-mine protection levels 2a / 2b STANAG 4569.
The VLRA 2 is powered by a EURO 5 emissions compliant diesel engine coupled to a six-speed ZF manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. A far simpler non-electronic EURO 2 emissions compliant engine is available for certain markets. A six-speed ZF manual or five-speed automatic gearbox is coupled to a new ACMAT two-speed transfer box. Special equipment, fitted as standard, includes long-range fuel tanks to allow 1,400 km of travel and a 180-liter water tank. The cargo area at the rear of the vehicle can be configured to perform a wide range of missions.