Panhard unveiled an unarmored version of the VBL designated VAP, formerly known as the experimental desert patrol vehicle. The VAP is designed for deep penetration reconnaissance and patrols missions. It has a payload of 1.5 tons, transporting four men, supplies and mission equipment for extended patrols. The vehicle can carry various types of armament including a 20mm cannon, anti-tank missiles, observation equipment and communications gear. VAP has an integral anti-personnel mine floor protection.