ARQUUS at Indo Defence 2018

09.11.2018 North America
ARQUUS at Indo Defence 2018

ARQUUS at Indo Defence 2018

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ARQUUS is taking part in the Indo Defence 2018 exposition, being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 07-10November.

The event aims at bringing together key decision makers from the various defence authorities and companies in the region to rethink security in the Indian and Pacific Oceans regions, counter-terrorism operations and cooperation.

ARQUUS is looking forward to offer its protected mobility solutions and support packages, and to develop its existing partnerships with Indonesian industries.

During the past years, ARQUUS has been developing strong relationships with Indonesia. The company has notably manufactured and delivered Sherpa Scout and VAB (Forward Armored Vehicles) which now serve in Indonesian Infantry and the Indonesian UN Forces.

To accompany Indonesia in its challenges, and to better answer its current needs, ARQUUS will be presenting its comprehensive range of armored vehicles and support solutions.

Specifically, the company will be exhibiting its Dagger armored vehicle (photo) on its booth. The Dagger is a light (5.5 tons) armored command and liaison vehicle which offers the best protection levels for its category. Its small size and 4WD military chassis ensure excellent urban and off-road mobility. The Dagger is a versatile, modular vehicle which can tackle all missions. More than 1,200 Daggers are currently in service in the French Army, and in a number of countries in Europe, Africa and South America.

For personnel transport, ARQUUS is offering the Higuard, a medium armored vehicle based on the Sherpa Medium 6x6 chassis and equipped with a large-volume armored body, designed to board 10+2 operators and their equipment. Its chassis provides the Higuard with excellent off- road mobility while its armored hull offers a high level of ballistic protection against mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) according to STANAG 4569 standard.

The Higuard thus provides excellent capabilities for troop transport and logistics in areas of asymmetric threats. It is available for military and internal security applications. The Higuard already equips internal security forces in several countries of the Middle East and Asia.

To better serve its customers and fulfill global needs, ARQUUS constantly develops partnerships, building a network of overseas industrial capabilities. ARQUUS has been working in very close cooperation with Indonesia’s PT Pindad, effectively uniting both companies’ operational excellence for the last 10 years. PT Pindad’s Panser was designed thanks to this model partnership, with ARQUUS delivering the mobility solutions.

Building on its experience in mobility, ARQUUS offers a comprehensive range of drivelines for tactical vehicles from 5 to 32 tons, in 4x4, 6x6 or 8x8 configurations.

Business Area of the Volvo AB Group, ARQUUS is one of the three members of the short-term consortium to which the French Ministry of Defence awarded the Scorpion contract.


The Group will be participating in the development of the new generation of wheeled armoured personnel carriers for the French Army: the VBMR (multi-role armoured vehicle) and the EBRC (armoured reconnaissance and combat vehicle).


ARQUUS also supplies the powertrains and close defence remote control systems operated by these two vehicles. The company will also provide full logistics for spare parts and Scorpion subsystems.



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