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France confirms first Scorpion vehicle orders

9th January 2017 - 10:08 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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The first orders will be placed in 2017 for France’s new Griffon and Jaguar vehicles as the French Army’s Scorpion programme continues to move forward. 

The French procurement agency, the DGA, confirmed to Shephard that 319 Griffon and 20 Jaguar will be ordered albeit a date for the order has not yet been determined. 

The orders will be part of a multitude of equipment requests which will also include 23 heavy special forces vehicles, the first batch of regenerated light armoured vehicles, a new generation of assault rifles and various communications equipment. 

It is expected that 1 ...

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