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Griffon Multi-Role Armored Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Belgium & France
First Produced/Service Dates: 2019
Manufactured by: Corporate Consortium consisting of Arquus Defense (was Renault Trucks Defense), Nexter Systems & Thales Group.
Crew: 2+8
Armament: Remote Weapon System that can be fitted with 7.62mm Machine Gun, 12.7mm Heavy MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.  There is also a provision for mounting the Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) Anti-Tank Guided Missile System.
Engine: 6-Cylinder (Renault DXi7) Turbo-Diesel
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The Griffon Véhicule Blindé Multi-Rôles -VBMR (Multi-Role Armored Vehicle) is one of three (3) wheeled vehicles selected by the French Scorpion Program (Synergie du contact renforcée par la polyvalence et l'infovalorisation). Scorpion was created to replace or upgrade all of the French Army's (Armee de Terre) frontline combat vehicles around the same time. The Griffon was selected to replace the VAB APC Series.

The other vehicles selected by the Scorpion program are the Jaguar EBRC (Armored Combat & Recon Vehicle) and Serval VBMR-L (Light Multi-Role Armored Vehicle).  One goal of the program was to select vehicles that shared common parts and assemblies to ease support and maintenance.  For instance, the Griffon shares 70% of parts with the Jaguar EBRC.  In addition, the Belgian Army also selected the Jaguar to replace their Dingo 2 and Piranha IIIC vehicles by 2025.

Data Sheet Available:     (2) Griffon VBMR Specifications Sheets via French Armee de Terre (In French)


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  Griffon VBMR Prototype Photo Jan-Willem de Boer - Netherlands
  Griffon VBMR Photo Arquus Defense
Griffon VBMR Photos Belgian Ministry of Defence
Griffon VBMR Photos French Armee de Terre
Griffon VBMR Photos French Ministre des Armées (Ministry of Armed Forces)
  Griffon VBMR Digital Illustration French Armee de Terre
  Griffon VBMR Photos Digital Illustration Nexter Systems
  Griffon Ambulance Photo French Ministre des Armées
  Griffon with Syracuse IV Satellite Telecommunications System Photo French Ministre des Armées
  Griffon VMBR & Jaguar EBRC Digital Illustration French Armee de Terre
  Scorpion Program Vehicle Line-Up Photo (Griffon in Back) French Ministre des Armées

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Griffon VBMR Information & Photos Army Recognition.com
Griffon VBMR Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Griffon VBMR Information & Photos French Armee de Terre
Griffon VBMR Information & Photos Global-Security.org
Griffon VBMR Information & Photos Military Factory.com
Griffon VBMR Information & Photos Military-Today.com


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