Arquus launches its new ARMIS 6×6 during the Arquus Day in Satory

To keep in touch, to present the work done over the past few months and demonstrate the capabilities of its latest vehicles, Arquus organized a full demonstration day dedicated to its products and services on September 17, 2020 on the Satory test tracks: the Arquus Day.

The Arquus Day was an opportunity to give a concrete presentation of the vehicles and developments unveiled during the Arquus e-xpo, a virtual exhibition put online during the summer of 2020, and in particular the flagship of its brand new logistics and tactical range: the ARMIS 6×6.

Presented for the very first time, the ARMIS 6×6 is the worthy heir of the ARQUUS logistics and tactical carriers that serve daily within the armies, from the VLRA to the GBC180. Built on a specifically military base and incorporating time-tested civilian technologies, it offers very high performance levels, both in terms of payload and off-road mobility.

Developed with ARQUUS' expertise and the support of the Volvo Group, the ARMIS 6×6 benefits from the feedback of current generations of army carriers. With its upgraded and hardened chassis, the ARMIS 6×6 is at ease off-roading and crossing even the most difficult terrain. It is equipped with an 11L engine with 460 horsepower (euro 5) which allows it to clear 50% ramps.

Close to the Jaguar EBRC engine, this engine provides it with great agility and enables it to accompany the latest generation of combat vehicles on the battlefield. Its gearbox, equipped with the Ultra-Low Crawler option, enables it to stop safely on slopes. Brake assist also helps to save the main brakes on steep slopes.

Presented in a dynamic demonstration on the Satory test track during Arquus Day, the ARMIS 6×6 proved its very high mobility and discretion. Rustic and enduring, the ARMIS 6×6 is fully adapted to the operational constraints of the armed forces.

Mobile and rugged, it is suitable for long deployments, complex missions and harsh environments with reduced maintenance requirements. Versatile, the ARMIS 6×6 is able to fulfill a wide range of logistical and tactical missions for the benefit of armies. Its multifunction platform is capable of transporting personnel in a secure and ergonomic way, cargo, systems or 10 or 15-foot shelters.

Modular, it can support numerous versions and configurations, ensuring efficiency, ease of use and tactical freedom for the commander in the field.

The ARMIS 6×6 was presented at the Arquus Day in an unprotected version. It also has a version with a STANAG 4569-compliant ballistic, mine and IED-protected cabin. Its architecture with a remote cabin gives it the highest level of protection (both mines and IEDs as well as ballistic threats), a protection which can be upgraded depending on the mission at hand.

The ARMIS 6×6 has a common cabin with the 8×8 (sheet metal or armored) to facilitate vehicle handling and maintenance. The ARMIS 6×6 can be upgraded over time to adapt to the mission profile and the theater of operations, as well as to the evolution of threats encountered. The ARMIS 6×6 is air-transportable and rail-transportable.

The ARMIS 6×6 cabin can accommodate up to three 95th percentile seats. It is configured to Army standards, with weapon mounts or covers, accommodation for communication systems as well as for backpacks, water packs and other equipment.

The cabin is equipped with screens to manage remote-controlled weapon systems (RCWS) and Battlefield Management Systems (BMS). The ARMIS 6×6 can accommodate a large variety of weaponry, from manual circulars to Arquus' Hornet range of RCWS, already selected by the French Army to equip the new combat vehicles of the Scorpion program.

The ARMIS 6×6 can be integrated into the Scorpion bubble and is designed to accommodate the latest-generation communication and information systems.


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