Home > Trucks > ACMAT VLRA


Light utility truck


The ACMAT VLRA military trucks are employed for reconnaissance, escort and support duties

Entered service ?
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Maximum load 1.5 - 3.5 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Engine Perkins diesel
Engine power 145 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 1 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.9 m


   The VLRA series of tactical military trucks has been developed by the French ACMAT company, specially for reconnaissance, escort and support duties. It is also used as a heavy patrol vehicle, equipped for long reconnaissance missions. These trucks are optimized for used by special and rapid deployment forces. The VLRA is the baseline vehicle of the ACMAT range, which includes over 80 models. This company produces up to 1 200 various vehicles per year. All ACMAT vehicles have a high degree of parts commonality. These military trucks are used by the French Army, as well as over 40 countries worldwide. These vehicles are also used for various civilian applications.

   These military vehicles were specially designed for harsh operating environments. The ACMAT trucks are known for their simplicity, reliability and ruggedness. Originally they were targeted at African and Asian countries.

   The ACMAT VLRA trucks have a conventional layout. Engine is located at the front, cab in the middle and cargo area at the rear. These military vehicles are available both with soft and hard top. Some models have removable canvas doors. A windscreen can be folded over the bonnet for added versatility.

   The cargo area is covered with removable bows and canvas cover. Seats ca be fitted down the sides for the troop carrying role. There is a drop tailgate. The ACMAT VLRAs can tow trailers or light artillery pieces.

   These military trucks can be fitted with 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine guns, as well as 40-mm automatic grenade launcher for offensive and defensive use.

   Vehicles have a full-time all-wheel-drive. It is available with 4x4 or 6x6 configurations. All ACMAT trucks have a high degree of parts commonality. Up to 80% of their parts, including engines, axles, transfer cases, cabs and structural components can be interchanged across the entire product line. It is worth mentioning, that parts are interchangeable with vehicles built 30 years ago.

   Since 2004 ACMAT VLRAs are powered by a Perkins diesel engine, developing 145 hp on 4x4 models and 160 hp on 6x6 models. Various chassis lengths are available. The 4x4 model has a payload capacity ranging from 1 500 kg to 3 500 kg. The 6x6 models can carry more payload.

   These military vehicles have an unrefueled range of nearly 1 600 km or 34 hours of continuous running. Another interesting feature of these vehicles is an integrated water tank, that holds 200 liters of drinking water. The VLRA can ford 0.9 m of running water without any preparation.

   Various versions of the ACMAT VLRA are available, including tactical, logistic vehicles, specialized variants and armored versions. From the beginning this vehicle was designed to be a flexible platform, capable of performing many missions. Variants include troop and general purpose transport, cargo carriers, long range patrol vehicles, scout cars, weapon carriers, fuel tankers, command vehicles, recovery vehicles, ambulances, workshops, tractor trucks, shelter carriers.

Video of the ACMAT VLRA light utility truck