The consortium formed by Nexter, Arquus and Thales. This latest award, known as MEPAC, covers the delivery of 54 additional Griffon multi-role armoured vehicles (VBMR)equipped with Thales’s 120-mm 2R2M (Rifled Recoiled Mounted Mortar) system.
The mounted mortar system will provide added mobility and precision in front-line combat operations as well as better protection for soldiers. In particular, the Thales system has built its reputation on its semi-automatic loading system and the precision of its rifled barrel. In addition to structural modifications to the system architecture, this new version will include significant changes.
The rear compartment of the vehicle will be modified to accommodate the weapon system, mortar operators and the mortar rounds needed on the mission. Roof hatches will also be installed to open or close the top of the vehicle as the needs of the battlegroup evolve.