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At the moment already testing model Scarabee.
French defense company Arquus (former Renault Truck Defense, part of Volvo group) for the first time provided information on designed light armored vehicle Scarabee with the wheel formula 4×4, reports citing .
Arquus said that already conducts factory tests of the first built prototype Scarabee.
This machine is designed to replace the light armored vehicles of the family Panhard VBL that are in service with the French army. To replace this technique by the French Ministry of defense is planning to start a new program.
However, in any case, the purchase of cars under this program, the French army will be possible not earlier than 2025, so by the time Arquus is going to promote Scarabee export markets.
Features Scarabee not disclosed, but it is reported that the machine is equipped with a hybrid power plant with electric.It is also reported that the machine can be fitted with created Arquus promising light remotely controlled weapon module Hornet 30 30-mm automatic cannon.