Eurosatory 2018: French Army details Griffon VBMR variants

The French Army will deploy at least 10 variants of its new 6×6 Griffon Véhicule Blindé Multi-Role (VBMR) with additional models, including a mortar carrier with a turntable-mounted 120 mm mortar, to be developed and deployed in the future.
The VBMR is known as a “Troop Transport Vehicle” by the French Army and is the long-term replacement for some, but not all, of the 4×4 Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé (VAB) armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and variants, which have been in service for 35 years and are now in urgent need of replacement.

Baseline 6×6 Griffon VBMR in Troop Transport Vehicle configuration and fitted with roof-mounted Hornet RWS armed with 7.62 mm machine gun and Pilar acoustic gunfire detection system.Photo by: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

The current French Army fleet consists of 2,700 VAB vehicles, some of which have been upgraded under urgent operational requirement (UOR) funding.
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