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Soframe VBMO Selected For French Gendarmerie Nationale

Soframe VBMO [© Soframe]

The French Ministry of the Interior has selected the Soframe VBMO to renew its fleet of armoured vehicles for the Gendarmerie Nationale.

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Press Release, Hangenbieten, 28 October 2021: Today, the Ministry of the Interior has announced that the Véhicule Blindé de Maintien de l’Ordre (Armoured Law Enforcement Vehicle) or VBMO of Soframe has been selected as the result of the competition launched last spring for the replacement of the armoured vehicles of the Gendarmerie Nationale. This vehicle, qualified and approved, is directly derived from the ARIVE family of vehicles, produced in nearly 1,800 units, boosting Soframe as the leading French manufacturer of armoured vehicles between 2017 and 2019.

Soframe VBMO interior [© Soframe]

Soframe is proud that its vehicle answers to the requirements of the Gendarmerie Nationale, a robust and powerful vehicle, which offers safety and comfort for personnel deployed over time. Thanks to its high payload capacity and large useful volume, it can carry all the protection, communication, autonomy, and response equipment required by the Gendarmerie Nationale. Its design makes it particularly suitable for addressing the increased dangers weighting onto our national community, such as terrorism and all new forms of extreme violence.

With this order of 90 vehicles, we are glad that the Ministry of the Interior has thus recognised Soframe’s abilities in its choice, and beyond that, those of the ETIs, industrial companies of intermediate size, recognised and innovative, particularly dynamic and successful on export market. Soframe a subsidiary of the LOHR group, participates in the richness, sometimes unsuspected and unrecognised, of the French Defence Industrial and Technological Base.

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