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Panhard Proposes New Armored Scout Vehicle

April 20 2012


Paris-based defense firm Panhard has offered the French military a concept for a high-mobility armored vehicle, reports Defense News.

The Combat and Reconnaissance Armored Buggy (CRAB) is intended to be a successor to France's vehicule blinde leger (VBL) scout car. The CRAB could be armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun; a 25-mm or 40-mm gun; or missiles, said company officials.

Thales would supply the man-machine interface and electronic systems, said Panhard officials.


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