The Griffon has run

The prototype Griffon vehicle had its first run this week, FOB learned at the symposium organised in Paris yesterday by the Draguignan Infantry College. It will be evaluated by the French DGA procurement agency and the STAT, the army’s technical section, between April and October before they decide on a final production design. 

The first example of the series production must be delivered to the State by the end of 2018 and a year later a total of 95 vehicles must have been delivered.

We don’t yet have any photos of this first run, so meanwhile here’s an artist’s image of the vehicle as it was imagined by its manufacturers a few years ago (Credit: Nexter/RTD/Thales)