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Under the name "Advanced Survivability System", the French company ARQUUS (formerly Renault Trucks Defense) is presenting a new protection concept at IDEX 2019 with which the VAB Mk3 family (VAB stands for Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé) protected medium-weight 6 × 6 Vehicles can be optimized for today's threats.

The concept includes improved mine protection, cage armor to cover the front and the lower side halves and, as a major innovation, reactive armor on the upper side halves. The latter, according to the company, allows for the first time the protection of a war vehicle against the threat of tandem warheads. Vehicle IT has also been modernized with an improved Battlenet communication system.

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