French Army Scorpion programme ready to deliver first new combat armoured vehicles in 2018 11306166

 
Eurosatory 2016 Official news online coverage report show daily pictures video International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security army military equipment Paris France industry technology
 
Eurosatory 2016
Defence & Security International Exhibition
Official News online with Editorial and Web TV
Paris
, France
13 - 17 June 2016
 
French Army Scorpion Programme at Eurosatory 2016
 
 
French Army Scorpion programme ready to deliver first new combat armoured vehicles in 2018.
The French Army Scorpion programme is approaching fast to its first deliveries milestones, the French Defense Procurement Agency announced yesterday at Eurosatory, being held in Paris from 13-17 June. The first Griffon vehicles are due for delivery in 2018 and the first Jaguar in 2020.
     
The French Army Scorpion programme is approaching fast to its first deliveries milestones, the French Defense Procurement Agency announced yesterday at Eurosatory, being held in Paris from 13-17 June. The first Griffon vehicles are due for delivery in 2018 and the first Jaguar in 2020. PrintScreen Scorpion programme video French Ministry of Defense with the new Griffon VBMR multirole armoured vehicle (Copyright DGA/MasterImages)
     

The new platforms will replace the older series of vehicles such as the VAB, VAB HOT, ERC Sagaie and AMX-10RC. The Griffon vehicles will feature a remote-controlled weapon turret for light or heavy machine guns, or a 40mm AGL.

The Jaguar vehicle, also called EBRC (Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et de Combat), is also a 6x6 platform. It will have integrated a two-man turret with a 40mm gun, a remote overhead weapon station with a 7.62mm machine gun and two MMP anti-tank missiles, which will replace the Milan.

The overall programme is planned to be concluded in 2033 and will be implemented in two stages. Phase 1 is currently under development. Phase 2 will include many emerging technologies, in addition to the improved version of FELIN.

The Scorpion programme will also cover the upgrade of 200 Leclerc MBT. The first are planned for delivery in 2025 and will have an improved man-machine interface and computing system.

A fourth vehicle, the 10-12 tons VBMR Light light armored vehicle is to join the program by 2021.
     
 

 

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