The 21st RIMa thus becomes the fourth army unit to receive these vehicles on which two combat companies will be formed from August for a period of two months. The training phase will allow pilots, weapon operators and group commanders to practice directly on the vehicle. From November, two additional companies of the regiment will be trained in turn.
The VBMR Griffon, the first vehicle of the Scorpion program to enter service, is gradually replacing the Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé (VAB). Scorpion is a major change, combining not only major improvements in equipment and vehicles, but also a modern and innovative working environment.
le @CDC_21eRIMa accueille ses nouvelles recrues.— Armée de Terre (@armeedeterre) July 6, 2020
13 véhicules blindés multi-rôles #Griffon sont arrivés. D’ici 2025, environ 2 000 exemplaires seront ainsi livrés dans l'@armeedeterre.
Each soldier is being gradually trained in the Scorpion "universe" in order to be as effective as possible.
Ultimately, Griffon will be available in four versions:
-- troop transport,
-- command post,
-- artillery observation vehicle,
-- medical vehicle.
Around 2,000 copies will be delivered by 2025.
The first vehicles will be rapidly deployed in external operation.