Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 2nd People’s Defense Force (2 PDF), the Higuard vehicle produced by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense has officially entered service with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Offering a high level of protection, this vehicle enables the SAF to continue its mission safely.
Combining the excellent off-road mobility of the Sherpa Medium 6×6 tactical truck and a high level of crew protection with its V-shaped hull designed to withstand ballistics, mines and IEDs, the Higuard vehicle from RENAULT TRUCKS Defense also offers an excellent standard of comfort.
On 8th July 2015, the Higuard was officially declared operational within the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) by the Singapore Minister of Defense, Dr. Ng Eng Hen. Some forty vehicles, officially designated Peacekeeper, will equip the 2nd People’s Defense Force, a unit tasked with protecting sensitive facilities and coordinating the military resources in crisis situations.
The Higuard adapts to the needs of modern operations with is large interior volume and payload enabling it to carry up to 12 soldiers and their equipment. A remotely operated turret enables the vehicle’s self-protection system to be deployed.
Singapore is the second export customer for the Higuard vehicle.