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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

(VBMR Véhicules Blindés Multi-Rôles)

"These 4-wheel drive vehicles are designed for use by the Army's intelligence and reconnaissance units as part of the SCORPION programme. With their multi-role capability, they are equipped with the SCORPION information and communication systems (SICS) and come in several variants: troop transport, command post, artillery fire control, engineering, ambulance, and ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), tactical communication hub, etc.

The Nexter Group will be responsible for the design to cost and performance, integration, production and support of the lightweight VBMR. This fully French-made vehicle will be assembled in Roanne, alongside the VBMR-GRIFFON and EBRC-JAGUAR, thus reinforcing job creation in the Roanne basin and in the engineering offices. TEXELIS, a French intermediate sized enterprise based in Limoges, will design and supply the mobility equipment. As the French specialist in heavy vehicle power trains, Texelis contributes to the Lightweight VBMR's mobility performance.

Stéphane Mayer, Nexter's CEO commented, "I am extremely proud and pleased of this recognition of the expertise of Nexter and its teams, who have come up with the perfect answer to this programme's requirements. With this contract Nexter is reinforcing its presence within the SCORPION programme and strengthening its position as the reference player in the field of land armament". This contract follows on from the industrial architect contract awarded to tns-MARS (a JV including Nexter, Safran and Thales), the contract grouping together the design, production and support of the VBMR-GRIFFON and the EBRC-JAGUAR (within a temporary consortium consisting of Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense) and from the renewal of the Leclerc tank of which Nexter is prime contractor…"


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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 9:42 p.m. PST

I want one. Actually, I want two or three, in a suitable scale for 25-28mm gaming.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

Me too… but a real one… (smile)


Lion in the Stars15 Feb 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

I didn't think the traffic was that bad where you lived, Armand? evil grin

If we're only talking armored cars, I want a German Fennek scout car. If we're talking any lightly-armored vehicle, I want one of those Scorpion CVR(T)s! Big gun should be perfect to convince idiots to not cut me off in traffic anymore.

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