On 24 December 2019, the temporary company grouping EBMR (Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles) received the inspection report for the 92nd VBMR-GRIFFON from the quality department of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA/SQ).
The group team consisting of Nexter, Arquus and Thales thus meets its delivery objectives for 2019, in accordance with the initial order of April 2017 and the military programming law 2019-2025.
At the beginning of July 2019, a first batch of six vehicles was handed over to the French army by the DGA in the presence of Madame Florence Parly, the French Army minister.
The production of the 92 GRIFFON vehicles was completed and certified within 6 months, representing true industrial performance and showing the continuing commitment of the grouping to the armed forces.
The Nexter, Arquus and Thales teams have mobilized with DGA teams to deliver the development, qualification and production commitments of the GRIFFON. They are working together to design a vehicle with a high level of protection, optimum ergonomics, high mobility, an effective weapons system, the latest generation communications, and equipped with new functions (sensors, electronics, algorithms) for collaborative combat.
Overall, the SCORPION program plans for the temporary company grouping to deliver 1872 GRIFFON vehicles to the French army; of these, 936 vehicles will be presented between now and 2025, with all the associated logistical support resources. 128 GRIFFON vehicles are expected to be delivered in 2020.