PRESIDENT LEVACHER HANDS OVER THE REGISTRATION PLATE FO THE FIRST VBMR GRIFFON TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY

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PRESIDENT LEVACHER HANDS OVER THE REGISTRATION PLATE FO THE FIRST VBMR GRIFFON TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY

On 4th July, Emmanuel LEVACHER, President of ARQUUS, symbolically handed over the registration plate of the first EBMR Griffon vehicle to General Jean-Pierre BOSSER, Chief of Staff of the Army, during a ceremony held at the Nexter site in Satory in the presence of Minister of the Armed Forces Florence PARLY. This hand-over marked the kick-off of the first wave of VBMR Griffon vehicle deliveries for the Scorpion programme, thus concretising the work undertaken by the ARQUUS teams since 5th December 2014 and the announcement of the programme by Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, then Defence Minister.

This significant step, the fruit of the shared labours of governmental and industrial stakeholders of the Scorpion programme, marks the occasion for ARQUUS to renew its ongoing commitment to support the Army in its large-scale transformation. The ARQUUS teams are proud of contributing through their work to equipping our soldiers with the most modern and powerful equipment, in order to guarantee the success of our armed forces.

 

An historic partner of the Army, ARQUUS is one of the three companies in the Joint Venture Group to which the Ministry of Defence has awarded the Scorpion contract.

 

An expert in ground mobility solutions, ARQUUS is participating with Nexter and Thales in the production of the new generation of Army frontline vehicles; the VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar for the Scorpion programme.

ARQUUS at heart of Scorpion program

ARQUUS has specifically been tasked with supplying the drivelines for these two vehicles, i.e. all of the vehicle mobility components. The Griffon and Jaguar are in particular equipped with 6x6 driveline platforms, providing the vehicles with a very high level of mobility on all terrains, in accordance with the specifications defined by the DGA. The Jaguar will thus be capable as a platform for the Leclerc tank or the VBCI in order to provide them with a support and manoeuvring capability in all areas of engagement.

 

ARQUUS has also been entrusted with designing and supplying the remotely operated defence systems for the Scorpion programme, referred to as common components.

 

The remotely operated turrets for the Scorpion programme benefit from the most modern technology: Full HD digital imaging system, expanded connectivity through digitalisation or the sharing of tactical situations in augmented reality directly on the gunner's screen. This technical mastery places the remote-operated turrets at the heart of collaborative combat.

 

At the heart of the support for the Scorpion programme vehicles, ARQUUS will provide all of the logistics for replacement components and parts for Griffon and Jaguar vehicles, thanks to its logistics platform at Garchizy in the Nièvre department. The 20,000 m2 platform, implemented between 2016 and 2018 will supply all Scorpion programme industrial and governmental partners within a very short lead time.

 

It thus guarantees the operational technical availability of all Griffon and Jaguar vehicles to the Army under all circumstances, thanks to the contractually demanding delivery lead times.

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