|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Self-propelled antitank guided missile system|
This was originally developed specifically for the export market and is a VAB fitted with a roof-mounted Euromissile UTM 800 one-person turret with four HOT ATGWs in the ready to launch position and a further 16 HOT missiles in reserve in the hull. New missiles are loaded manually through the roof hatches to the rear of the turret.
The one-man power-operated turret can be traversed through a full 360° and the HOT missiles, two either side of the turret, can be elevated from -6 to +22°. Turret traverse and weapon elevation are electric with manual controls for emergency use.
The turret is fitted with an APX M509 day sight with magnifications of ×3 and ×12 and the option of a thermal camera for engaging targets at night.
A 7.62 mm machine gun on a Nexter Systems STBV gun ring shield is located on the roof at the front right side and 2,000 rounds of machine gun ammunition are carried for this weapon.
This version is not used by the French Army but is known to be in service with Cyprus (18) and Qatar (24). There has been no production of these turrets for some time.