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Arquus | IDEX 2023

Arquus at IDEX 2023

One of a key supplier to the French Army and partner to several government forces in the Middle East, Arquus will be exhibiting its expertise at IDEX 2023 from February 20-24, on the occasion of the show's 30th anniversary.

Arquus is one of Europe's leaders in protected ground mobility, designing and manufacturing world-class vehicles such as the VAB, VBL, Fortress and Sherpa, many of which are already proudly serving in the Gulf region.

At IDEX 2023, Arquus will be showcasing all of its expertise, including its most advanced products and technologies, including the Scarabee, Fortress Mk2 and VBL MK3.

Our legacy, providing mission systems


Drawing on its agile industrial model and know-how in the fields of design and integration, Arquus offers tailor-made solutions that address all of its customers’ operational needs. Arquus covers the entire tactical wheeled armoured vehicle segment, and all its platforms are capable of integrating mission equipment and systems developed in-house or by its partners. Arquus builds a relationship of trust with each of its customers and partners, channelling shared expertise into the design of best-in-class products.

Fortress MK2, off-road high mobility and protection level

Fortress ESY 2022

Fortress MK2 exhibiting during Eurosatory 2022

This new edition of IDEX will be the occasion to (re)discover the Fortress MK2 armored personnel carrier. Based on Arquus' long experience in designing and supporting military off-road vehicles, the Fortress Mk2 successfully combines an excellent power-to-weight ratio with outstanding off-road capabilities. It benefits from the latest technologies and most advanced processes that make this product particularly efficient and seamless.

Its armored hull provides the Fortress MK2 and its 11 passengers with a very high level of ballistic, mine and IED protection. With its excellent mobility, the Fortress Mk2 can be equipped with the latest vetronics suites such as the Arquus Battlenet solution, as well as remotely operated turrets such as the Hornet for additional firepower and operational versatility in the field.

VBL MK3, the revival of the iconic VBL


The VBL MK3 is the combat light armored vehicle designed for reconnaissance, patrol and protection missions in all types of areas. It provides exceptional tactical mobility, excellent maneuverability, discretion and can be fitted with a large range of weapons and systems. The VBL MK3 benefits from the latest technical evolutions developed for the French army (Regenerated VBL program) as well as the integration of new equipement (CTIS, new dashboard, new seats, reinforced A/C, thermal insulation, RCWS).

About IDEX

IDEX is the leading defense and security exhibition in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. Every two years, it brings together more than 1,200 exhibitors.

Defense and security orders in the Middle East have accounted for approximately 25% of global spending over the past 5 years. The United Arab Emirates ranks second in the region and is among the top 15 customers in the global oil industry. The show has been a great success, welcoming more than 170 official delegations each year, including government representatives, heads of state, heads of security forces and procurement directors from the Middle East.

For this 27th edition, IDEX will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE.