The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has notified the company Nexter the renovation market Leclerc tank. This order is the third operation launched by the Ministry of Defence in the SCORPION program to modernize the contact forces of the army. At a cost of about € 330 million, the contract calls for delivery from 2020 200 tanks, "Leclerc Renovated" and 18 convenience stores tank "DCL Renovated"
The planned renovation will Leclerc to make the most firepower and mobility in the future Groupings arms tactics (CATF) type "SCORPION". With the development of specific interfaces for the new CONTACT tactical radio system and the information system and command SCORPION (SICS) it can work effectively network with all components of future GTIA "SCORPION". In addition, the upgrade of its protection through the development of specific armor kits allow the Leclerc tank to better cope with changing threats, especially types of improvised explosive devices.
Char 3rd generation of a high degree of automation and diagnostic aid, the Leclerc tank currently gives the French ground forces the ability "first entry" as part of an international coalition. The renovation project launched aims to maintain this capacity beyond 2040.
Source: SCORPION program Launch of the renovation of the LECLERC tank
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