Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Nexter delivers the 128th Griffon to the French Armed Forces....


via Nexter Press Release

On December 18, 2020, the temporary group of companies (GME) armored multi-role vehicle (EBMR), formed by Nexter, Thales and Arquus, presented to the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) the 128th GRIFFON scheduled for 2020. Under the terms of the SCORPION program and despite an unprecedented health crisis that deeply affected production, the three manufacturers were able to rise to the challenge and meet their contractual objectives.

After this stage, the last GRIFFONS must be submitted to verification operations carried out by the quality service of the DGA. The vehicles will then be taken to the Canjuers site where the Army will take them into account; it is then that the DGA can formally accept them. To date, 90 GRIFFON have completed this course, in addition to the 92 GRIFFON delivered in 2019. From January 2021, the last vehicles leaving the line in December will join them in the regiments, catching up very early in the year 2021 the delay linked to the health crisis.

From March 2020, Covid-19 has in fact greatly disrupted the industrial organization of the program. The Roanne site, where the GRIFFON and JAGUAR are assembled, was forced to suspend its activity from March 20 to 30 in order to allow the establishment of a structure suitable for resuming activity under maximum security conditions. . Since then, two teams have followed one another on the lines in shifts of eight consecutive hours (2x8) to ensure operation during these 16-hour days.

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