On September 12, 2022, the French Directorate Basic of Armaments (DGA) certified the ambulance (SAN, Sanitary) model of the Griffon Armoured medical evacuation car as a part of the SCORPION programme. The ambulance model is without doubt one of the 4 essential variations of the Griffon, together with the troop transport (VTT), command publish (EPC) and artillery remark (VOA) variations. That is an ambulance car configuration, permitting the care and evacuation of the injured. The Nexter, Arquus and Thales groups stay totally mobilised to supply the French Military with the gear it must fulfil the missions it has been assigned at present.

Within the SAN model, the Griffon is provided with a medical module, fittings tailored to the storage and integration of medical gear, and a system for aiding the loading of the injured consisting of a cellular desk and a lifting winch. The inside configuration can accommodate seated or mendacity wounded with a capability of 4 stretchers. The SAN model has all the weather widespread to the Griffons (mobility, armament, safety and connectivity). The qualification assessments for this sanitary model have been carried out within the DGA’s experience and take a look at centres with the help of the French Armed Forces Well being Service.


They primarily involved the overall ergonomics of the medical module, the ergonomics of the casualty loading assist system, the mine/IED safety of personnel, the electromagnetic compatibility of kit and {the electrical} networks. The SCORPION programme is developed in keeping with an incremental method, permitting the earliest supply within the forces of every of the capacities as quickly as they’re mature. As such, the {qualifications} of the totally different variations of the Griffon are carried out successively by the DGA. The artillery remark car model is predicted to be certified within the coming months.

The VBMR (Véhicule Blinde Multi-Position) Griffon is a French multi-purpose armoured personnel service developed and manufactured by Nexter in cooperation with Arquus and Thales. Coming into service in 2018, it can, alongside the VBMR-L Serval. The car relies on a 6×6 industrial all-terrain truck chassis and can carry as much as eight infantry troopers. The consortium constructing the “Griffon” and “Jaguar” is contractually obliged to maintain the value per Griffon below €1 million. At present, six variations of the Griffon are deliberate , with 4 of those (Armored Personnel Service, Command Submit, Ambulance, and Artillery Observer) ordered within the first tranche.