EU Selects FAMOUS Consortium to Develop Future European Land Combat Capabilities

25.07.2022 Europe
EU Selects FAMOUS Consortium to Develop Future European Land Combat Capabilities

EU Selects FAMOUS Consortium to Develop Future European Land Combat Capabilities

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On July 21st, the European Commission approved the funding by the European Defence Fund (EDF) of defense industry Consortium FAMOUS2 proposal for European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armoured Systems. The follow-up of the FAMOUS project, FAMOUS2 aims at developing future modular ground vehicles and enabling technologies, including green technologies.

Already member of the Consortium and part of the FAMOUS effort, Arquus is very pleased to be part of FAMOUS2, alongside coordinator Patria from Finland, fellow French major Defense company and partner Nexter, as well as 15 other leading companies from Finland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Norway, Latvia and Denmark.

The project is supported by nine countries including France and will be funded by the EU just short of 95 million euros. It is a major step forward for European defense industrial cooperation, as well as for Arquus which will take part in a most ambitious and exciting land defense program which should help shape the future of European land defense.

The FAMOUS2 project aims at developing innovative technological building blocks for the next generation armoured platforms and upgrades existing platforms, such as future all-terrain vehicle (ATV), light armoured vehicle (LAV) and Main Battle Tank (MBT).

It is building on the ongoing EDIDP 2020 FAMOUS project, thus following-up the research on vehicles and systems concepts during this precursor project.

The FAMOUS2 project should start by 2023 and end by 2026 and will focus on vehicle architecture, which will be followed by the designing, building and testing of prototypes developed in that framework.

As a specialist of light and medium armored vehicles, as well as propulsion and energy management, Arquus will play a major role within FAMOUS2, especially in vehicle architecture, mobility and power.

Through this project, Arquus will participate in enhancing the capabilities, innovation and cooperation levels among European Defense key players.

ARQUUS is a French Defense company, leader of land mobility solutions. Historical partner of the armies, Arquus has more than 25,000 vehicles currently in service in the French Army. Arquus takes part in the VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR programs, which are the new generation of the French Army’s combat vehicles, in the framework of a Temporary Grouping of Companies. Arquus is notably in charge of designing and delivering the drivelines and the self-defense weapon systems for these two vehicles. Arquus also takes charge of all the logistics for the spare parts and organs of the VBMR and EBRC vehicles, thanks to its new logistics facility in Garchizy (France).

Expert of support solutions, with more than 20,000 vehicles serviced daily, Arquus presents complete support offers, built on the company’s historical knowledge.



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