Eurosatory 2018: ARQUUS reveals the Scarabee 4x4 light armored vehicle

At Eurosatory 2018, ARQUUS (ex-Renault Trucks Defense), unveiled today a new concept of 4x4 armored vehicle: the Scarabee. ARQUUS is developing a vehicle which combines all the most modern technologies related to mobility, protection and modern combat, the vehicle manufacturer announced today.

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A successor of the VBL and heir to the Panhard armored cars, today it is a concept offering avant-garde innovations and achieving unrivaled performance.

Offering collaborative ergonomics and maximal comfort, it will enable innovative energy management and exceptional payload. 

Equipped with powerful and modern firepower, it will be an essential actor of collaborative combat. Moreover, simple vehicle maintenance will make it optimal for foreign operations. 

ARQUUS' Scarabee is to be proposed for the French Armed Forces VBAE program, part of the Scorpion global modernization initiative. The VBAE program, which should be launched by 2025, will replace the VBL light armored vehicle, which entered service in the early 1990s.