Revolutionary armored vehicle with modular armor for ballistic protection and 120 mm semi-automatic mortar system

Griffon MEPAC, a 6×6 wheeled armored vehicle developed under the EBMR program. The armored vehicle is designed with modular ballistic protection armor capable of withstanding small arms fire and mine explosions.

The Griffon is designed primarily to provide fire support to infantry units, especially in close contact scenarios. Its self-propelled system, combined with the Griffon’s mobility, provides rapid response capability, facilitating rapid positioning and firing.

The Griffon MEPAC is armed with a 120-mm semi-automatic mortar system 2P2M manufactured by Thales, which includes a 120-mm RT. The mortar system installed in the stern of the Griffon provides increased accuracy and speed of fire compared to its towed counterparts.

Inside the machine, the mortar mounted on a rotating platform can rotate 360° and has a hydraulically operated lifting range of 40-85°. Equipped with a computerized fire control system, automatic guidance system and inertial navigation system from Thales, the 2P2M mortar system can fire up to 10 rounds per minute and has a maximum range of 13 km.

Operated by a four-person crew, the Griffon MEPAC is also equipped with a remotely controlled T2 tower developed by the French company Arquus, which provides flexibility in weapon selection: from a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun to a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Integrated into the SCORPION program, Griffon includes the SCORPION Information and Command System (SICS), which provides communication with other vehicles such as Leclerc XLR, Jaguar and Serval, thereby creating a unified communication and battlefield management system. In addition, MEPAC is equipped with the ATLAS artillery system, which provides automated fire and communication with ground artillery.

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