ARQUUS, Institut Saint-Louis (ISL) Sign 5-Year Cooperation Agreement

23.06.2022 Europe
ARQUUS, Institut Saint-Louis (ISL) Sign 5-Year Cooperation Agreement

ARQUUS, Institut Saint-Louis (ISL) Sign 5-Year Cooperation Agreement

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On Wednesday, 15 June, the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) and ARQUUS signed a cooperation agreement at the Eurosatory 2022 exhibition which was held in Paris on 13-17 June.

This five- year agreement will enable ISL and ARQUUS to organise their cooperation more effectively and to establish a long-term partnership.

As European leader for military systems supporting ground mobility, ARQUUS is delighted to partner with ISL which has proven experience in the protection of the armed forces, ranging from the remote detection, localisation and identification of threats up to direct vehicle protection, including robotic systems for reconnaissance and threat response solutions.

Both partners converge on a large number of subjects which are broadly covered by the media, such as electro-mobility or anti-drone systems as well as on less discussed topics which are nevertheless essential for the protection of the armed forces.

Both ARQUUS and ISL attach great importance to innovation. In fields of common interest, they work on complementary technologies which bring real operational advantages, for instance in the domains of artificial intelligence or additive manufacturing. In addition, the European dimension of ISL as a binational research institute is a valuable asset for this cooperation.

ISL and ARQUUS have been working together for many years. This cooperation agreement gives the existing partnership new impetus and seals an ambitious common commitment for the benefit of the armed forces.

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 GRIFFON and 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 GRIFFON and JAGUAR 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.

The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis is a bi-national institute operated jointly by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a Convention signed in the year 1958.

The objectives of ISL are defined by the Ministries of both supporting nations: the DGA (General Directorate for Armament) by order of the French Ministry of Defence and the BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) by order of the German Federal Ministry of Defence.

The mission of ISL is to develop technical innovations in the fields of defence and security. Research is carried out in various specialist fields and at differing technology readiness levels (TRL), from basic research to the development of preindustrial prototypes that can be integrated in operative equipment (TRL from 1 to 6).

In the field of defence technology our activities focus on the armament programmes of DGA and BAIINBw. The results of ISL research are held in high regard not only in Europe through the European Defence Agency (EDA), but also gain high international acclaim.


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