French military trucks and armoured vehicles maker Renault Trucks Defense has firmed two contracts with Indonesian company PT Pindad (Persero). A first contract which has been firmed on the first week of January 2011 covers the delivery of a first batch of four SHERPA Light 4×4 light armoured vehicles configured for scout tasks.

SHERPA Light is a wheeled tactical light armoured vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 7.9 to 10.4 Tonnes, a maximum range of 1000 km and a top speed of 110 Km/h. The vehicle is powered by a Renault MD5 diesel engine coupled to an Allison Transmission S2500 automatic gearbox. The type can be equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station.

The second contract includes the delivery of twelve VAB 320 (Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé) powerpack units to be used on the construction of the local 6×6 amphibian armoured personnel carrier called Panser APS.

Two years ago Renault Trucks Defense has sold 150 powerpacks to PT Pindad.

Each powerpacks comprises the engine, transmission, cooling system and the transfer box. VAB based Panser APS vehicles include troop carrier, recovery, reconnaissance and ambulance variants.

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