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Source: Republic of France in FrenchLa French Republic has issued the following statement:

Delivery of the first 13 GRIFFON in the 21st marine infantry Regiment (21st RIMa)

The 6 and 7 July 2020, the 21st RIMa will receive, in Frejus, its first 13 Vehicles-armoured multi-roles (VBMR) GRIFFON. This regiment will be the fourth unit of the army to be equipped with these armored vehicles.
In early August, two companies of battle of the 21st RIMa will be trained in their use. Driving on two months, this phase of instruction will allow for pilots, shooters vehicle, infantry, and the heads of group to practice directly on the machine.
In November, this training will be extended, according to the same format, for two other companies of the regiment.

The GRIFFON is the first vehicle in the program SCORPION to be delivered to the army. 92 of them, in the version transport of troops, have already been seen in 2019. Deliveries are ongoing and the army will also receive, by the end of 2020, the first copies of the GRIFFON version of command post. The end of 2021, the projection of a task force (task force SCORPION in outdoor operation will mark a new major milestone in the deployment of this program.

Succeeding to the Vehicle from the front armoured (VAB), the GRIFFON has the mission to transport and support task forces closer to the fight. Ultimately, it will be available in four variants : troop transport, command post, vehicle, artillery observation, and vehicle health.

The law of military programming (LPM), 2019-2025 has provided both an increase of the targets of the program SCORPION, and an acceleration of deliveries : 50% of the new armored vehicles will be delivered to the army by 2025. The target of the Griffon was 1872 copies ( 150), of which half (936) of which will be delivered by 2025.

Journalists are invited to attend this delivery on Monday, 6 July 2020 15: 30 to 18: 00.

1 / Programme and practical arrangements for the Monday, July 6, 2020 :

15 : 00: Welcome of journalists to the camp Lecoq (83608).

15h30 : Presentation of the GRIFFON on the place d’armes and exchange with the pilots.

17 : 00: dynamic Demonstration, with the possibility of boarding during the move.

2 / Accreditation of journalists :

Journalists wishing to come to the 21st RIMa Monday, 6 July 2020, must make application to the SIRPA Terre before Friday, 3 July, 16: 00. On this occasion, they must specify if they wish to board a GRIFFIN in the camp of Canjuers.

Media Contacts :


Media Centre of the ministry of the Armed

09 88 67 33 33

Delegation to the information and

the communication of the defence


Media Centre of the ministry of the Armed

60 boulevard du general Martial Valin

CS 21623 – 75009 Paris Cedex 15

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