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Eurosatory 2022: Scorpion programme comes of age

16th June 2022 - 08:05 GMT | by Samuel Beal in Paris


Leclerc XLR upgraded MBT for the French Army, pictured in the outdoor static display area at Eurosatory 2022. (Photo: Sam Beal)

Nexter is adapting its portfolio of armoured vehicles to the return of high-intensity warfare and the emergence of hybrid wars.

Nexter Systems took the opportunity offered by the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition (including a stand visit from French President Emmanuel Macron) to showcase its complete portfolio of armoured vehicles – many of which are part of the maturing Scorpion modernisation programme for the French Army.

Launched with funding of €6.5 billion ($6.8 billion) in 2014, the Scorpion project aims to replace almost all the frontline armoured vehicles in the French Army.

Notably, and in contrast to many large-scale procurement projects seen elsewhere, Scorpion has been largely delivered on schedule and within budget.

‘Scorpion has successfully delivered the Griffon. It is

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Samuel Beal


Samuel Beal

Samuel Beal is a contributor to Shephard Media and is currently reading for a master’s …

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