At a time of regional instability and shifting conflicts, in which conventional forces must deal with non-state organizations and new types of threats, defense solutions require increasing adaptability. Systems are needed that can be used on a wide variety of terrain, while guaranteeing operational efficiency and crew protection, mobility, durability and integrability within increasingly complex networks.
R&D from equity funding has produced complete drivelines adapted to challenging terrain, providing Arquus platforms with the agility required to protect troops in operational situations. It was due to field performance comparisons of mobility demonstrators such as X8A and BMX01 that vehicles as essential to army capabilities as the VBCI, the Griffon and the Jaguar chose to take Arquus technology onboard.
Numerous partnerships with prestigious companies and a network of French high-tech SMEs enable the company to offer integrated solutions for command, IT, crisis management and logistics systems. An example of this is the Battlenet system which equips the VAB MK 3 and Fortress as standard. Sustained R&D at Arquus’ research centers keeps us ahead of other manufacturers in the sector by renewing our product range in line with the development of user and operational requirements.
As an integral part of the Volvo Group, Arquus has preferential access to triedand- tested components (engines, gear boxes, mechanical components) and high-caliber R&D resources (engineers, engine and component test facilities, endurance test benches and test tracks), thereby benefiting from excellent synergy to improve the competitiveness and performance of its products.
The strengths and skills of the group’s high-tech research laboratories brings the best of technology to our products and, as a result, to our customers. The dual civil and military use of our components guarantees reliability and optimizes the ownership cost of the vehicles and equipment designed by our company. The Electer demonstrator illustrates the compatibility of Volvo hybrid technology with the uses and specifications of medium-sized armored reconnaissance vehicles. Arquus’ research and innovation plan fuels strategic reflection on future concepts of use.
Innovation is at the core of Arquus’ DNA. In terms of innovation - and to propose robust, reliable, high-performance solutions at controlled development, acquisition and support costs – the company’s engineers practice lean innovation. They make use of civil and shelved technologies and innovations which they adapt to military requirements to meet the specific user constraints of the company’s partner customers.
To prepare the way for these innovations, Arquus:
  • captures feedback on operating vehicles and equipment,
  • identifies new market demands,
  • anticipates future needs in conjunction with its customers,
  • prepares technological building blocks validated on the basis of demonstrators, before they are used to develop new vehicles and equipment and to prepare new products.
This incremental approach means that Arquus can offer customers’ solutions tailored to suit their needs and help them to express their own requirements. This innovative strategy also controls product development costs and timeframes, by preparing new programs well ahead of time. Arquus places customer satisfaction at the core of its strategy and constantly strengthens cooperation with its customers, based on assets inherited from the Volvo Group: worldwide presence, logistics excellence, diversified brand portfolio and close commercial partnership with customers. Thanks to these structural qualities, in-service vehicle support and training solutions designed for optimum support are immediately available to Arquus customers. The Volvo Group’s growth strategy, based on acquisitions and joint-ventures, has broadened the company’s geographical coverage in key countries offering numerous commercial opportunities.
It is through dialogue with its customers that Arquus assesses their expectations, then designs and develops tailored offerings in order to propose solutions that correspond exactly to their statement of requirements. These solutions vary from complete drivelines and protected vehicle platforms to fully integrated systems.