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France qualifies Griffon command post
The French Delegation for Armaments (DGA) has qualified the command post vehicle (EPC) variant of the Griffon VBMR (Véhicule Blindé Multi-Rôles) under the Scorpion programme.
The GME EBMR (temporary grouping of companies comprised of Nexter, Arquus and Thales) has announced the qualification and the delivery of the three first Griffon EPC to the French Army Technical Section (STAT) on 26 November.
The first 20 platforms will be presented to verification operations by the end of this year. The Scorpion programme calls for the acquisition of 333 units of this variant, half of which will be handed over by 2025.
Griffon EPC can accommodate a pilot and a gunner in the front and five soldiers in the rear of the vehicle. It features a new-generation T2 remotely operated turret armed with a 7.62mm calibre and is fully equipped to accommodate a command post with communication means, large screens, a board and a printer.
This variant is designed to accommodate the vetronics common to the Scorpion platforms, the Contact joint radio, the Scorpion Combat Information System, the Antares optronic system offering a 360° vision of the environment and a gunfire location detector.
In addition, the air-conditioning system adapts to all environments to guarantee crew’s comfort and the proper functioning of onboard electronics.
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