Renault Trucks Defense

Logistics Vehicles, Tactical Vehicles and Armored Wheeled Vehicles

Renault Trucks Defense has developed a completely new range of armoured, tactical and logistic wheeled vehicles in the last five years to meet the needs of worldwide armed forces, whenever, wherever and whatever the mission.


Renault Trucks Defense offers a complete range of medium armoured vehicles (15-25 tonnes) and drivelines for heavier combat vehicles (up to 32 tonnes).

VAB Mk2: the VAB Mark II was launched at Eurosatory 2010 as a successor to the famous and “combat proven” VAB already operational in more than 15 countries (5000 units). The VAB Mark II is as robust and reliable as the VAB but its capacities are far superior: more power (320 hp engine), more internal volume and payload, better situational awareness, more protection (ballistic kit up to NATO level 4 + mines and IEDs kits).

The VAB Mark II is ideally suited for combat and peace keeping missions with the capacity to transport up to 2+10 soldiers. Several 6x6 and 4x4 variants from 15 to 18 tonnes are adaptable to any customer’s specific need: ambulance, command post, weapon systems carrier.

MRAP: Combining the excellent off-road mobility of the Sherpa Medium 6x6 tactical truck and an heavily protected V-shaped armoured cab (ballistic, mine and IED), Renault Trucks Defense’s 20 tonnes MRAP is ideally suited for tactical missions such as troop transport in asymmetric combat areas. Its large internal volume and payload accommodates up to 12 soldiers with their equipments.

AMC: the Armoured Multirole Carrier is the next medium armoured vehicle (22 tonnes) for armed forces engaged in the most demanding and changing environments thanks to an excellent strategic and tactical mobility, a high level of protection (ballistic, mine, IED and RPG kits) and a large payload and internal volume to accommodate up to 11 soldiers with their equipments or any mission system.

The AMC is a fully multirole and evolutive vehicle with a whole family of 6x6 and 8x8 variants planned: armored personnel carrier, infantry combat vehicle, scout, command post, ambulance, weapon systems carrier (such as mortar and missiles), artillery observation, NBC, mine clearing.

VBCI 8x8 driveline: Renault Trucks Defense is the co-contractor (with Nexter) of the VBCI infantry combat vehicle in production for the French army at 630 units since 2008. Renault Trucks Defense provides the complete driveline of the 25-32 tonnes vehicle.


The SHERPA LIGHT family of 4x4 tactical and light armoured vehicles has been designed to meet the needs of light forces (infantry, paratroopers, marines, internal security) in terms of all-terrain mobility, payload and protection. The previous Sherpa 2 and Sherpa 3 designations are no longer used as the range has been rebranded “SHERPA LIGHT”.

The SHERPA LIGHT distinctive features include a huge payload (up to 4,5 tonnes), a high ground clearance (0,6 meters), a 215 hp engine with a huge torque as well as high angles of approach and departure. In addition to its outstanding on and off-road performances, the SHERPA LIGHT is fully air transportable (A400M and C-130), multirole and ready for being up-armoured (ballistic, mine and IED kits) without losing mobility. Six variants from 7,9 to 10,9 tonnes are currently marketed : SHERPA LIGHT SCOUT: with a crew of 4 to 5 soldiers, the Scout is ideally suited for tactical missions such as patrol, liaison and command, escort or recce. The Scout is available with unarmoured and armoured cabs.

SHERPA LIGHT CARRIER: with a payload of up to 4,5 tonnes, the Carrier is ideally suited for logistic missions such as transporting a 10 feet shelter. The Carrier is available with unarmoured and armoured cabs.

SHERPA LIGHT SF/H: with an open top and a semi protected cab for 4 to 5 soldiers, the Special Forces / Heavy is ideally suited for long range patrols and fast attacks.

SHERPA LIGHT HI: with a crew of 4 to 5 and a high level of protection (ballistic, mine and IED kits), the High Intensity is ideally suited for offensive scouting, counterinsurgency missions and convoy escort in asymmetric environments.

SHERPA LIGHT SW: with a long and fully protected cab for 4 to 5 soldiers, the Station Wagon is ideally suited for carrying mission or weapon systems.

SHERPA LIGHT APC: with a fully protected cab for up to 10 soldiers, the Armoured Personnel Carrier is ideally suited for internal security or troop transport missions.

The SHERPA LIGHT has been ordered by Nato, France and other countries.


The SHERPA MEDIUM family of 6x6 and 4x4 tactical trucks provides outstanding strategic and tactical mobility to military units operating in extreme conditions worldwide. They are fully airtransportable by C-130 and fitted for a protected cab (ballistic and mine kits) and a self defence weapon system. Several variants with different wheelbases are adaptable to any operator’s need: cargo, shelters (10 to 20 feet), troop transport, tanker, wrecker, weapon system carrier, MRAP... The two main variants of the SHERPA MEDIUM are:

SHERPA 5: 6 to 7 tonnes of payload. 6x6 or 4x4 configuration.

SHERPA 10: 10 to 12 tonnes of payload. 6x6 configuration.

The heavier Sherpa 15 (6x6) and Sherpa 20 (8x8) are no longer marketed. The SHERPA MEDIUM is operational in the French army as an ammunition carrier (including some with armoured cabs) and as the chassis of the Nexter CAESAR 155 mm self propelled howitzer.


The KERAX family of militarized rigid and tractor trucks is based on commercial vehicles which are adapted to the specific needs of armed forces. They benefit from the low lifecycle costs of commercial vehicles and are ideally suited for logistic missions with huge payloads capacities and a large range of bodies: cargo, troop transport, fuel/water tanks, dump, load handling system (LHS), shelters, recovery system, weapon systems carrier.

The KERAX may also be modified at a larger extent for tactical missions with improved off-road mobility, tactical air transport capacities or an armoured cab (ballistic and mine protection). The main military variants of the KERAX are:

KERAX 6x6 / 4x4: rigid (9,6 to 14,6 tonnes of payload) or tractor.

KERAX 8x4 / 8x8 rigid: up to 23-24 tonnes of payload.

KERAX 8x8 recovery: equipped with a specific recovery system.

KERAX 8x8 “Heavy Duty” (tractor): heavy equipment / tank transporter with a gross combined vehicle weight of 120 tonnes.

More than 900 militarized KERAX are operated worldwide including more than 400 in the French armed forces.


Renault Trucks Defense offers a complete range of maintenance, support, training and logistic services to its customers allowing them to operate their fleets whenever, wherever and whatever the mission. Renault Trucks Defense benefits from the Volvo logistic global network (more than 1,500 service centers).

Contact Details

Renault Trucks Defense
15 bis, allée des marronniers
CS 30502
78008 VERSAILLES Cedex
Contact: Anne-Claude Buatois
+33 1 77 71 20 00
+33 1 77 71 20 17