The boss of Nexter and president of GICAT Stéphane Mayer had warned on April 23 at the National Assembly that there was a good chance that the temporary grouping of companies EBMR (Multirole armored vehicles), composed of Nexter, Arquus and Thales, was not sure that it could keep deliveries of armored vehicles from the Scorpion program scheduled for 2020. That is 128 Griffons and 4 Jaguar. On May 14, the president of CIDEF was a little more specific. "Due to this crisis, it is estimated that there will be three or four months of disruption, which makes it difficult to reach the objectives. The idea is to get as close as possible to the objective set and to pick up again in 2021" for the military programming law (LPM), he said on May 14 before senators.
"Le delay in 2020 in vehicle delivery Griffon, Jaguar and Serval to the army will be overtakenat the end of 2021 at the latest ", confirmed on 29 April the General Delegate for armaments Joël Barre.
However, the Chief of Staff of t's armywander, the general Thierry Burkhard, don't want to hear about it. "VSike everyone, despite the crisis, their delivery targets remain the same at this stage. I will remain a demanding customer in this area ", he explained to lawmakers in his rangers on May 6. "For production, rescheduling of programs is done in dialogue", however, noted the CEO of Nexter. The 3e Marine infantry regiment at Vannes is a priority in the Griffon's endowment while the 13e bataillon of alpine hunters and the 1er infantry regiment has just begun to perceive it.
1,872 Griffon and 300 Jaguar in total
In 2019, despite the delays noted at the beginning of last year, the manufacturers of the GME had managed to deliver in extremis before the end of the year the last Griffon of the 92 planned. In total, the Scorpion program provides for the delivery of 1,872 Griffon vehicles to the French Army, including 936 by 2025, as well as the associated logistical support means. In 2020, 128 Griffon vehicles must be delivered, 716 between 2021 and 2025, and finally 936 after 2025. As for orders, the Ministry of the Armed Forces, which has already ordered 339, plans to launch a new order for 271 vehicles armored in 2020, then 606 between 2021 and 2025, and, finally, 936 after 2025.
The Scorpion program provides for the delivery of …