At IDEX 2011 event held between February 20 and 24 in Abu Dhabi, French Nexter Systems has showed a VBCI (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie) 8×8 armoured personnel carrier variant. The company is looking to sell the vehicle to the EAU (Emirates Arab Emirates) as well as to Spain and Canada. The vehicle on display was equipped with FN Herstal SA DeFNder Medium remotely controlled weapon station, Optsys ViPer observation system, GALIX smoke grenade launchers and 01dB-Metravib PILAR MK-IIw gunshot detection and localisation system. FN Herstal SA DeFNder Medium weapon station was equipped with the FN Herstal SA M3P 12.7mm heavy machine gun and a CCD/IR sight from FLIR Systems AB. The Belgium based company propose as well the Light which can be armed with a MAG 7.62mm light machine gun, a MINIMI 7.62mm light machine gun or a MINIMI 5.56mm light machine gun and couplet to CCD or LLCCD sight modules.