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Delivery of French EBMR GRIFFON Commences

Symbolic GRIFFON number plate handover [© ARQUUS]
ARQUUS President Emmanuel Levacher has today presented the French Army Chief of Staff with the first EBMR GRIFFON Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle license plate.

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Press Release, 04 July 2019: Emmanuel Levacher, President, ARQUUS, presented General Jean-Pierre Bosser, Army Chief of Staff, with the first GRIFFON vehicle’s license plate, during a ceremony organised in Satory, in the presence of the Minister of the Armies, Mrs Florence PARLY.

This ceremony marks the beginning of the deliveries of the EBMR GRIFFON vehicles of the SCORPION programme. It also materialises the work of the ARQUUS teams since the programme launch by Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, on December 5th, 2014. This very important step, fruit of the collaborative work of all governmental and industrial shareholders involved in the programme, is an opportunity for ARQUUS to renew its constant commitment to accompany the Army in its changes. The ARQUUS teams are proud to contribute to equipping our soldiers with the most modern and efficient equipment, in order to ensure victory.

VBMR GRIFFON at Eurosatory 2018 [©Bob Morrison]

Historical partner to the French Army, ARQUUS is one of the three industrial actors contracted by the Ministry of the Armies for the SCORPION programme. Expert of land mobility solutions, ARQUUS is contributing to the development of the latest generation of the forward armoured vehicles of the Army, the VBMR GRIFFON and the EBRC JAGUAR of the SCORPION programme. ARQUUS is notably in charge of producing the drivelines for both vehicles, which include all components which ensure the vehicles’ mobility. The GRIFFON and the JAGUAR are notably equipped with 6×6 drivelines, granting the vehicles extreme mobility on all grounds, in accordance with the DGA (French Procurement Agency)’s requirements. The JAGUAR will notably be able to accompany the Leclerc tank or the VBCI to grant them with additional support and manoeuvre in all conditions.

ARQUUS is also in charge of developing and producing the remote-controlled self-defence systems of the SCORPION programme vehicles. The remote-controlled weapons systems of the SCORPION programme benefit from the latest technologies: Full HD imaging, extended connectivity with the vetronics, on-screen tactical situation management. This technical expertise brings the RCWS at the heart of collaborative combat.

Key to the support of the SCORPION programme’s vehicles, ARQUUS will take charge of all the logistics of parts and organs for the GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles of the SCORPION programme, thanks to its logistics platform in Fourchambault (Nièvre). This 20,000m2 centre, established in 2026-2018, will supply all industrial and governmental actors of the SCORPION programmes, in very short times. It will thus ensure under all circumstances the technical availability of the GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles.

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