For more than a century, we have been supplying the French army and dozens of governments on all five continents with tens of thousands of vehicles of all types. From the 1897 Panhard staff car to the future Griffon and the Jaguar vehicles for the Scorpion project, we have successfully adapted to a constantly evolving world to design the vehicles of the future.
Today, the challenges to be met in the field of defense are still immense. This is why Arquus earmarks 4% of its net sales to R&D i.e. about 20 million euros, of which 10% are invested in Research & Innovation. Not including production, we have 25 people working full-time in R&D.Our innovation strategy focuses on electric and hybrid transmission, automation and robotisation and intelligent platforms, with particular emphasis on vehicles to:
- reduce their weight,
- improve their range,
- develop their electrification,
- strengthen their protection against new threats.
To offer robust, reliable and effective solutions at controlled cost in terms of development, acquisition and support, Arquus practices frugal innovation - we adapt civil or off-the-shelf technology and innovation to military requirements. To do this, we always take into account the feedback we receive (REtour d’EXpérience [RETEX]) about the hardware currently in service and, alongside our customers, we identify new market demands and future requirements.