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Griffon VBMR Delivery

Griffon VBMR Delivery 11 July, 2020

The French Army continues its progress in the land vehicles phase of the SCORPION Program, which was launched within the scope of network-centric warfare requirements.

Delivery of Griffon VBMR, produced in partnership with Nexter, Thales and Arquus, continues. The French Army added 13 more of the platforms developed to replace VAB 4x4s in its inventory. It is stated that the Griffon VBMRs will be assigned to the 21st RIMa (21st Marine Infantry Regiment).

Under the agreement signed by the French defence procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l'armement) in December 2014, 1872 Griffon VBMRs will enter France's inventory by 2025.

The platform, developed on a 6x6 commercial truck chassis, weighs 25 tons. In addition to the 12.7 mm or 7.62 mm machine gun integrated into the remote controlled weapon system (RCWS), Griffon can reach a maximum speed of 110 km / h. The operational range of the vehicle, which is driven by a 400 hp diesel engine, is 800 km.

Griffon VBMR Delivery

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