The purpose of the partnership was to transfer a production unit devoted to the maintenance of VAB armored personnel carriers to the 15th BSMAT vehicle support base. Smooth economic and social transition was guaranteed by a well-run partnership between the local municipalities, government departments and RTD.
Since December 2014, Fourchambault has been entirely administered by RTD which had large-scale improvements carried out in order to provide the spare parts and vehicle components logistics for the Scorpion Programme. The staff increased from 10 people in 2005 to over 250 in 2017. The site has proved to be an important source of local employment.
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On-line article : Denis Chaumereuil, « Le site de Garchizy au service de l'Armée Française », available on http://www.lejdc.fr/fourchambault/armee-conflit/2014/09/29/le-site-de-garchizy-au-service-de-l-armee-francaise_11162317.html, 29/09/2014