French Ministry of Interior selects Soframe to renew its fleet of armored vehicles for the Gendarmer
Posted On Friday, 29 October 2021 15:51
VBMO (Blindé de Maintien de l’Ordre, armored law enforcement vehicle) will equip the French Gendarme National (Picture source: Soframe)
The French Ministry of the Interior has announced that the «Armoured Law Enforcement Vehicle» (VBMO) of Soframe has been selected as the result of the competition launched last spring for the replacement of the armored vehicles of the Gendarme National. This vehicle, qualified and approved, is directly derivative from the ARIVE family of vehicles, produced in nearly 1,800 units, boosting Soframe as the leading French manufacturer of armored vehicles between 2017 and 2019.
Soframe's vehicle matches the requirements of the Gendarme National, a robust and powerful vehicle that offers safety and comfort for personnel deployed over time. Thanks to its high payload capacity and large useful volume, it can carry all the protection, communication, autonomy, and response equipment required by the Gendarme National. With this order of 90 vehicles, Soframe is glad that the Ministry of the Interior has recognized Soframe’s abilities in its choice, and beyond that, those of the ETIs, industrial companies of intermediate size, recognized and innovative, particularly dynamic and successful on the export market.
VBMO will equip the French Gendarme National (Picture source: Soframe)