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World Defense Show 2024: Texelis looks to new Celeris customers as buyers prove the concept

7th February 2024 - 10:50 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Texelis already has 20 Celeris systems under contract. (Image: Texelis)

French mobility engineering company Texelis, the makers of the rolling chassis for the Serval 4x4 lightweight multi-role armoured vehicle, has launched a standalone product called Celeris.

Texelis will be expected to announce the customer for its Celeris rolling chassis mobility solution this month as it continued to push the system, which has been based on the chassis of the French Army Serval lightweight multirole armoured vehicle, to potential partners and customers.

The company has declined to disclose the customer, but Shephard believed it was for 10 units for Indonesia, and that Texelis had partnered with local company PT SSE who will build the body and incorporate other systems.

The company also has a contract with a country in North America, believed to be Canada, for the same number of systems.

Texelis international sales director Sebastien Guillon said the company had been working with original equipment manufacturers for decades in delivering components and this had provided Texelis with experience and knowledge in partnering under the Celeris concept.

“We expect that over the next two years we will be producing hundreds of Celeris platforms and we have the industrial capability to achieve this,” Guillon said.

“The French government has been very supportive of our effort and a key part will be the transfer of technology. Our partnership with Nexter is a real and concrete example of what co-operation can achieve.

“A key aspect is our commitment that using Celeris we can create a new vehicle within 18 months and we are confident that we can achieve it in even less time,” he added. 

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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