Arquus delivers first VT4 vehicles to France
Arquus has delivered the first two VT4 vehicles to the French Army’s 12th Cuirassier Regiment, the company announced on 11 October.
The VT4 programme was launched in December 2016 by the French Ministry of Defence. A totaly of 3,700 vehicles will be delivered.
Manufacturing started in December 2017 at Arquus’ plant in Saint-Nazaire. Arquus is working with Ford to militarise the 4x4 civilian vehicle with the integration of 250 military components, including new brakes and suspension systems for improved mobility.
These first deliveries are of the Standard 1 vehicle, of which 500 will be delivered. Tier 2 of the VT4 programme was signed with the French Defence Procurement Agency on 7 September; it will cover 1,200 vehicles, with 350 modifications, to be delivered in 2019.
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