ARQUUS is developing a vehicle which combines all the most modern technologies related to mobility, protection and modern combat.
A successor of the VBL and heir to the Panhard armored cars, Scarabee is today a concept offering avant-garde innovations and achieving unrivaled performance.
Offering collaborative ergonomics and maximal comfort, it will enable innovative energy management and exceptional payload.
Equipped with powerful and modern firepower, it will be an essential actor of collaborative combat. Moreover, simple vehicle maintenance will make it optimal for foreign operations.
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.