French Army Procurement Agency takes delivery of 2 Serval 4x4 armored vehicles

According to a statement published by the DGA (French Army Procurement Agency) on July 21, 2022, two new Serval 4x4 armored vehicles were delivered to the DGA to conduct qualification tests.
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The DGA receives two new Serval 4x4 armored vehicles for the French army. (Picture source DGA)

Following the delivery of the very first four Serval production vehicles on May 5, 2022, these two new Serval vehicles were delivered to the French Army and will be used to perform technical-operational evaluations in desert terrain operated by the technical section of the French army (STAT).

Today, 364 Serval 4x4 armored vehicles have already been ordered by the DGA at the end of 2020 to the French companies Nexter and Texelis. A total of 978 Serval vehicles are to be delivered to the French Army under the Scorpion program and the first batch of 70 Serval vehicles should be delivered in 2022.

The Serval 4x4 armored vehicle is part of the Scorpion program of the French army which aims to modernize the combat capabilities of the French army around new equipment equipped with the SICS (Système d’information du combat Scorpion - Combat Information System Scorpion) information system. The SICS allows to digitally share all the tactical information available on the battlefield to all vehicles of the French army, and in particular the positions of the units thanks to the location of friends via “blue force tracking”.

The Serval is one of the four new armored vehicles including the Griffon, the MEPAC and the Jaguar developed within the framework of the Scorpion armament program.

The Serval is a 4x4 armored vehicle that has a weight of 15 to 17 tons depending on the version. The vehicle is fitted with equipment common to all Scorpion vehicles including a remotely controlled weapon station, threats detectors as well as the SICS information system.

The Serval has a standard design for a modern 4x4 armored vehicle with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle, and the troop’s compartment at the rear. It will be able to carry, in addition to the two crew members, up to eight men equipped with the Félin system.