SMX31, Racer, Scarabée: These non-funded ultra-innovative French defense industrial programs (part 1/2)

In the field of the defense industry, France has often demonstrated its ability to develop high performance equipment and sometimes several years ahead of its competitors ...

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Against all logic, the new light armored vehicle of the Army will be designed in European cooperation

The replacement of Light Armored Vehicles, or LAVs, is today at the top of the list of urgently needed programs for the French Army. Designed in ...

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With SCORPION, the French Army revolutionizes its combat capabilities in contact

Among the main European defense programs, the French SCORPION program undoubtedly holds a very special place. Truly structuring, it foresees nothing less than in-depth modernization ...

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The DGA notifies the order of 54 Griffons MEPAC equipped with 120mm 2M2R mortars

In a press release published on January 24, the GME Scorpion - Momentary Group of Companies made up of Nexter, Arquus and Thales - declared that the DGA had notified them on 30 ...

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The Scarabée, a concentrate of innovations in a French light armored vehicle

Despite the failure of its Combat Reconnaissance Armored Buggy, or CRAB, presented at Eurosatory 2012 as a potential replacement for the VBL, probably too far ahead of the needs of the armed forces,…

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Rapprochement Rheinmetall-BAE - The German group becomes hegemonic in Europe

The German group Rheinmetall is on the offensive in Europe, and does not intend to undergo the efforts to consolidate the European defense industry. After the surprise announcement of a possible takeover of Krauss-Maffei ...

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Light armored vehicles, a French specialty

Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput and his French counterpart Florence Parly signed an agreement to supply the Belgian armies with 60 EBRC Jaguar light tanks and 382…

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