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Arquus signs development agreements, looks to US partnership

10 October 2018
Arquus has signed an agreement with AM General for the manufacture of the Bastion APC in the US. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

Arquus has announced that it has signed agreements to increase the appeal of its land vehicles to a number of target markets.

Most notably, it has signed a teaming agreement with Humvee maker AM General that will facilitate the latter manufacturing a US-made licensed version of the French company’s 12-tonne Bastion 4×4 armoured personnel carrier (APC).

Arquus – previously known as Renault Trucks Defense – also announced that it has signed an agreement with French SME Agueris, a subsidiary of CMI Group, to provide a simulation system for the Arquus Hornet remote-controlled weapon station that is being developed for the French Army’s Scorpion fleet modernisation programme.

The company also revealed that it has signed a service contract with another French company, NSE, to develop new support services for customers, specifically the management of diagnostic kits and smart glasses stocks for the French and international markets.

Arquus claims that developing a network of partners facilitates sustainment of growth and performance, and by co-operating with other companies, it can optimise the cost of the systems, develop more innovative offerings, and have partners across the world that can support the systems globally.

“In seeking new international partnerships, Arquus can develop its export positions by gaining footholds in local markets,” it said.

“These partnerships also give us an opportunity to combine our technology and industrial expertise with those of our partners.”

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