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France Builds a Better Armored Hummer
by James Dunnigan
May 5, 2008

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The French Army has received the first 30 of 931 armored vehicles, very similar to armored hummers. The PVP (P�tits V�hicule Prot�g�) is a four ton vehicle that can be configured to seat as many as seven (including the driver.) It's a 4x4 vehicle protected by 6-10mm composite (metal and ceramic) armor that provides protection from heavy machine-guns and anti-personnel mines. The PVP is 14 feet long, air transportable and modular, so that it can quickly shift from personnel to cargo carrier. The vehicles cost $254,000 each.

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