As a major partner of the French Armed Forces, Arquus boasts over a century of protection and mobility know-how.
Arquus’ Defense and Security vehicles offer a large payload capacity, robustness and autonomy, guaranteeing the success of even the most delicate missions. Their modular design makes them highly versatile, enabling effective support. Arquus vehicles are combat proven with fifty years of active duty in French Army operations.
Arquus is presenting its new product ranges at Eurosatory (Paris, 11-15 June 2018), along with new names for its vehicles: tactical trucks (Armis and VLRA), light multipurpose trucks (Trigger, Trapper, Dagger), armored personnel and systems carriers (Bastion, Fortress), reconnaissance and patrol (Sherpa Light), medium and heavy fighting systems (VAB Mk3), special forces vehicles (Patsas, Sabre, Areg, Torpedo).
These vehicles also exist in their Security versions specifically designed for domestic security: law enforcement and APC (MIDS, Higuard) and counter terrorism forces (Sherpa Light Echelle d’Assaut).
Arquus is the Defense Business Area of the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group is a world leading manufacturers of trucks, bringing together highly prestigious brands such as Volvo, Renault Trucks and Mack. The group has over 100,000 employees worldwide, with production facilities on all continents and a presence in over 190 countries. The group is organized into 10 business areas (BA), including the Trucks BA and the Bus, Engines, Finance and Defense divisions.
Arquus is one of the three members of the short-term consortium to which the French Ministry of Defense awarded the Scorpion contract. The Group will be participating in the development of the new generation of wheeled armored personnel carriers for the French Army: the VBMR (multi-role armored vehicle) and the EBRC (armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle). Arquus notably supplies the powertrains and small caliber weapons systems operated by these two vehicles. The company will also provide full logistics for spare parts and Scorpion subsystems.