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SOFRAME wins VBMO program

2021-11-22 - Raids (FR)

Soframe's armoured law enforcement vehicle (VBMO) has been chosen to replace the gendarmerie's VBRG and will be known as the Centaure.

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Centaure, the gendarmes’ future armoured vehicle, under the microscope

2021-11-20 - L'Essor de la Gendarmerie nationale (FR)

Proudly announced by the Ministry of the Interior and the company Soframe, the arrival of the Gendarmerie's new armoured law enforcement vehicle (VBMO) is generating a lot of interest. We take a closer look at this newcomer to the "blue" fleet, with Patrick Bourreau, Soframe's director.

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Soframe, a subsidiary of the Lohr group, will deliver 90 armoured vehicles to the national gendarmerie

2021-11-03 - L'usine nouvelle (FR)

Soframe, a subsidiary of the Lohr group, specialising in armoured vehicles, based in Hangenbieten (Bas-Rhin), has been chosen to equip the national gendarmerie with 90 new vehicles.

Soframe, an armoured vehicle manufacturer based in Hangenbieten (Bas-Rhin) and a subsidiary of the Lohr group, has won the call for tenders launched in the spring of 2020 by the Ministry of the Interior to renew the national gendarmerie's fleet. 90 armoured law enforcement vehicles (VBMO) have been ordered from the Alsace-based ETI for an estimated amount of 57.4 million euros. Soframe won the contract against major players such as Arquus (ex-Renault Trucks Defense) and Nexter.

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Bas-Rhin: Soframe will deliver 90 armoured vehicles to the Gendarmerie Nationale. A new armoured vehicle purchased by the Gendarmerie Nationale from Soframe.

2021.10.29 - France Bleu (FR)

A robust and powerful vehicle that offers safety and comfort for personnel deployed over a long period of time," describes Soframe in a press release presenting its Armoured Law Enforcement Vehicle. The Alsatian company, a subsidiary of the LOHR group, is based in Hangenbieten, near Strasbourg, and will deliver 90 armoured vehicles to the Gendarmerie Nationale, the Ministry of the Interior announced on Thursday.

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French Ministry of Interior selects Soframe to renew its fleet of armored vehicles for the Gendarmerie nationale

2021.10.29 – Army Recognition (GB)

French company Soframe announced on October 28 that its 4×4 armoured vehicle solution has been selected by the Ministry of Interior at the result of ” Armoured law enforcement vehicle” (VBMO, Véhicule Blindé de Maintien de l'Ordre) competition launched last spring for the renewal of the Gendarmerie nationale’s fleet. French company Soframe announced on October 28 that its 4×4 armoured vehicle solution has been selected by the Ministry of Interior at the result of ” Armoured law enforcement vehicle” (VBMO, Véhicule Blindé de Maintien de l'Ordre) competition launched last spring for the renewal of the Gendarmerie nationale’s fleet.

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SOFINS 2021: Soframe presents Outfielder Special Forces 4×4 rapid intervention vehicle

2021.06.30 - SOFINS 2021 News Online Show Daily (GB)

French Company Soframe presents the Outfielder, a new generation of Special Forces vehicle at SOFINS 2021, the Special Operations Forces Network Seminar that takes place in the military camp of Souge near Bordeaux, France. The Outfielder is a 4x4 fast attack vehicle developed, designed, and manufactured by the French Company SOFRAME. The vehicle is specially designed for Special Forces Units. The Outfielder was presented for the first time in 2016, at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris, France.

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Soframe unveils its MOSAIC project

2021.02.19 - Raids (FR)

In its press release at the end of January, the Alsace-based company Soframe unveiled its MOSAIC concept designed to meet the needs of the future French Armoured Vehicle for Engagement Support (VBAE) MOSAIC, the acronym derived from Mission Observation Surveillance Acquisition Investigation Combat (observation, surveillance, acquisition, intelligence and combat mission) enters the running in France with the Arquus Scarabée already dominating the media scene, and the Thales Hawkei as the outsider. Inspection of the illustrations provided by Soframe shows that the architecture choices between MOSAIC and Scarabée are very different. Although both have a rear powertrain, they differ in that one has a rear door...

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MOSAIC vehicle bets on protection and stealth

2021.02.15 - Shepard Media (GB)

MOSAIC has a low silhouette and rear engine to reduce its signature and features major innovations in the field of ballistic protection. Soframe developed the platform focusing on the French VBAE programme. Focusing on the French Armoured Vehicle for Engagement Support (VBAE) programme, Soframe has developed the Mission Observation Surveillance Acquisition Investigation Combat (MOSAIC) project, as a new light reconnaissance and support vehicle with stealth capabilities.

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