The Renault Sherpa offered to India is designed with a flexible platform in mind so as to incorporate a number of different types military vehicles ranging from fully armoured convoy trucks to military transport trucks.
Sherpa Light ::
The Sherpa Light family of vehicles from Renault are light armoured tactile vehicles designed to transport infantry, paratroopers, internal security personnel, etc. The vehicle is an on-/off-road platform with a MD 5 diesel engine that packs in 292PS of power.
The vehicles are equipped with full time 4X4 system, automatic gearbox, air-conditioning, hydraulic power steering, retractable electric winch at the front and at the back, run-flat tyres, central tyre inflation system, anti-lock braking system, etc.
The vehicles are available in both armoured and non-armoured versions. The armoured variant can also be fitted with ballistic kits and mine kits.
The Sherpa Light is ideal for tactical missions such as scouting, patrol, convoy escort and command and liaison. The vehicle can transport 4/5 soldiers and comes with a roof-mounted weapon system. It also has 5.56 / 7.62 / 12.7mm weapon systems that can be manned or remotely operated. The Sherpa Light Scout has a range of 1,000km and is good for a top speed of 110km/h.
Station Wagon Sherpa ::
The Station Wagon version of the Sherpa Light can transport up to six soldiers and or any weapon system. The Station Wagon’s top speed is the same as the Sherpa Light.
Sherpa Light Armoured Personnel Carrier ::
The Sherpa Light Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was designed to transport up to 10 soldiers with room for their equipment in battle-hardened terrain. The APC has a large internal volume that can be used to carry weapon systems as well. The Armoured Personnel Carrier version has a maximum range of 1000km and has a top speed of 110km/h. It can be mounted with the same weapons as the Sherpa Light.