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Eurosatory 2018: Arquus positions for future French 4x4 requirement

12th June 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in Paris


Arquus, the new name for Renault Trucks Defense, is positioning itself for the future French VBAE (Armoured Engagement Assistance Vehicle) programme with its newly-developed Scarabee 4x4.

Currently undergoing internal testing, the new light armoured vehicle has been developed with the French requirement for a light armoured vehicle in mind.

The concept for the VBAE is to field fast and mobile light vehicles to the battlefield to act as a companion of the Scorpion vehicles, providing front line reconnaissance and engagement capabilities.

Shephard understands that the prototype Scarabee currently being tested features the Hornet 30, a 30mm remotely operated weapon also

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