French Army receives delivery of 16 Griffon armored vehicles

The French Army received a significant boost to its capabilities with the delivery of 16 Griffon armored vehicles in October, as confirmed by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA); and is due to have received all 887 by end 2025. 

Notably, among these, 13 are troop transport versions (ATV), and three are command post versions (VPC), marking a steady progress in the modernization of the army’s armored fleet.

As of October 2023, 533 Griffons vehicles had been delivered: 443 in troop transport version (VTT), 79 in command post version (EPC), and 11 in artillery observation version (VOA).

About Griffon armored vehicles

The GRIFFON is a 6×6 wheeled armored vehicle for the French Army, developed as part of the SCORPION EBMR program launched in 2014.

It will mainly be used as a troop transport vehicle to replace the VAB currently used by the French Army.

Fitted with a 400 HP engine coupled to an automatic gearbox, independent running gears and 6-wheel drive, the GRIFFON allows a great tactical mobility.

With a GVW of 24.5 tons, it can reach a speed of 90 km/h and has excellent crossing capacities on any ground.

The axles and gearboxes of the GRIFFON’s power train have been specially developed by Arquus and also equip the JAGUAR vehicle.

The GRIFFON also has all the latest technologies such as : 

  • Inflation pressure variation system
  • Steering rear axle
  • Roll-flat system
  • State-of-the-art electronic architecture


  • The armored vehicle is part of the 25-ton range.
  • The engine compartment is located at the front of the vehicle, the crew compartment in the center and the troop compartment at the rear. The GRIFFON is natively designed to resist mines and IEDs.
  • Due to the shape of its body, the way it was built and its interior layout, it is particularly well suited to counter these threats and thus protect our soldiers.


  • 6-wheel suspension
  • 400 HP Renault engine allowing to reach a road speed of 90km/h
  • Autonomy 800 km and 400 L tank
  • Front and rear steering axle
  • Protection against 14.5mm light weapons fire and 155mm artillery shrapnel.
  • A 7.62mm/12.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.