French Ministry of Interior selects Soframe to renew its fleet of armored vehicles for the Gendarmerie nationale

French company Soframe announced on October 28 that its 4×4 armoured vehicle solution has been selected by the Ministry of Interior at the result of ” Armoured law enforcement vehicle” (VBMO, Véhicule Blindé de Maintien de l'Ordre) competition launched last spring for the renewal of the Gendarmerie nationale’s fleet.
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VBMO (Blindé de Maintien de l’Ordre, Armoured law enforcement vehicle) will equip the French Gendarmerie nationale (Picture source: Soframe)

The French Ministry of the Interior has announced that the «Armoured Law Enforcement Vehicle» (VBMO) of Soframe has been selected as the result of the competition launched last spring for the replacement of the armored vehicles of the Gendarmerie nationale. This vehicle, qualified and approved, is directly derivated from the ARIVE family of vehicles, produced in nearly 1,800 units, boosting Soframe as the leading French manufacturer of armored vehicles between 2017 and 2019.

Soframe's vehicle matches the requirements of the Gendarmerie nationale, a robust and powerful vehicle that offers safety and comfort for personnel deployed over time. Thanks to its high payload capacity and large useful volume, it can carry all the protection, communication, autonomy, and response equipment required by the Gendarmerie nationale. With this order of 90 vehicles, Soframe is glad that the Ministry of the Interior has recognized Soframe’s abilities in its choice, and beyond that, those of the ETIs, industrial companies of intermediate size, recognized and innovative, particularly dynamic and successful on the export market.

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VBMO will equip the French Gendarmerie nationale (Picture source: Soframe)

About SOFRAME and the LOHR group

Lohr is a private French group based in Alsace near Strasbourg, a world specialist for over 55 years in the design, manufacture and marketing of transport systems for goods and people generating 80% of its turnover on the export market. With a global manufacturing footprint including six plants across three continents, 1,500 employees, an R&D center of 120 engineers and technicians, Lohr group continues to assert its position as the world leader in car transporters, develop its piggyback activity and promote projects for sustainable mobility. Soframe, a subsidiary of the Alsatian group Lohr, known for its innovative mobility solutions, specializes in the design and manufacturing of protected tactical and logistical vectors to meet the needs of armed forces and security forces.