French DGA Orders 70 New Generation Fuel Tank Trucks

These CCNG vehicles are designed as 8x8 all-terrain tankers and will be produced in multiple configurations.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 08:03 AM, May 18, 2024
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French DGA Orders 70 New Generation Fuel Tank Trucks
Tanker truck @Arquus

The French DGA has ordered new generation tank trucks (CCNG) from Arquus, exceeding €120 million, covering production of the initial 70 vehicles.

Under the provisions of the 2024-2030 military programming law, the procurement plan includes a total of 376 new generation tank truck (CCNG) vehicles. These vehicles are slated for delivery to various branches, including the Army, the Air and Space Force, and the Operational Energy Service (SEO), with completion expected by 2029.

The order for the first 70 vehicles from Arquus is part of the Tactical Fleet and Logistics (FTLT) program's inaugural phase. These CCNG vehicles are designed as 8x8 all-terrain tankers and will be produced in multiple configurations. This includes "mass transport" CCNGs equipped with a 20 m³ tank and a single supply line, all featuring a protected cabin. Additionally, "multipurpose" CCNGs will be available, featuring a 12 m³ tank and four supply lines, with options for both protected and unprotected cabin designs.

The introduction of CCNGs marks the gradual replacement of existing tankers such as the CBH385, TRM 10000 ACH (tank-helicopter refueling), and CCP10. Compliance with regulations governing the transport of dangerous materials is a key feature of these new vehicles, along with increased fuel carrying capacity and improved crew protection against battlefield threats.

Arquus will collaborate with Renault Trucks for truck manufacturing, Magyar for tank manufacturing, and Desautel for fire protection. The production of CCNGs will be primarily centered at Renault Trucks facilities in Bourg-en-Bresse in Ain and Blainville-sur-Orne in Calvados. Additionally, Arquus sites including the Production Center of Excellence for armored bodies and Logistics Center in Garchizy in Nièvre, and the Center of Excellence for new vehicle production in Limoges will play significant roles in the manufacturing process.

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