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Arquus upgrades two dozen VABs but eyes a bigger prize

2nd June 2021 - 17:22 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris

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Arquus is upgrading VABs to meet an urgent requirement for an unnamed customer. (Photo: Arquus)

Rapid overhaul of some VAB vehicles could be followed by a fleet-wide upgrade for a Middle Eastern customer.

Arquus is working on a recently awarded contract for the rapid repair and modernisation of VAB multipurpose armoured vehicles belonging to a customer in the Middle East. 

The French company is carrying out this work in Limoges on a line reserved for the production of new VAB Mk IIIs or the modernisation of VABs in service with the French Army. 

The value of the contract was not disclosed, but it could be the basis of a technology transfer for a much larger upgrade which would be carried out by a local company. Arquus would provide the kits for a ...

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