(Vehicule de Liaison, de Reconnaissance et d'Appui) are a common sight in Africa; here French Army vehicles photographed in Mali during "Operation Serval': (RTD/P.
For this a central logistics vehicle, still with a fair measure of cross country capability (such as the French ACMAT VLRA
4 x 4), is used to carry the main burdens ready for a `clutch' of attack vehicles to come and go for replenishments as needed.
They are dependent on the VLRA
TDN-TDE platform for simply fix and logistics.
ACMAT has adapted a complete, self-contained NBC decontamination system to the 6 X 6 VLRA Type TPK6.
This consists of six modules carried on a 6 X 6 VLRA TPK 6.
It was an area in which France was pre-eminent, its rugged ACMAT VLRA
- which has a 1500 kg payload and is powered by a 120 bhp Perkins diesel - having been adapted for a number of demanding roles including long-range patrol and as a MILAN and LAU87 multiple rocket launch vehicle.