The French Panhard VAP 4×4 Vaka éhicule d’Action dans la Profondeur (deep penetration vehicle) was developed to conduct special operations deep in enemy territory (reconnaissance, target designation, targetted action, evacuation, etc.) in extreme geographical and climatic conditions.
The VAP has a useful payload of 1500kg’ enabling it to take on a very wide range of tasks : it can carry up to four men on missions of long duration and can be fitted with a variety of different weapon systems and the latest generation of observation, tracking and communications equipment. Fitted with an armoured floor, the VAP has good anti-mine protection.
The vehicle, which has aroused the interest of the special forces of several countries world-wide, has undertaken a long series of validation trials in operational conditions. The VAP is ready for series production.