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France accelerates Scorpion modernisation programme

15th February 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


Deliveries of the French Army’s new armoured vehicles, being procured under its ambitious Scorpion modernisation programme, will be accelerated by the government under new defence plans. 

According to the Military Programmes Law released on 8 February, half of the French Army's VBMR 'Griffon', EBCR 'Jaguar' and as yet unnamed 'VBMR Light' will now be delivered by 2025.

The document suggests that the army will take on an additional 156 Griffons and 40 Jaguars by 2025. A total of 936 VBMR Griffon, 150 Jaguar and 489 VBMR light vehicles will be received by French units over the next eight

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