► Arquus and Michelin launch a new R&D partnership at Eurosatory 2022

On June 13, 2022, Arquus and Michelin officially signed a partnership agreement aimed at collaborating on research and development topics of common interest for both companies.

European leader in protected land mobility, Arquus is very pleased to formalize this agreement with Michelin, world leader in the tire industry. The two companies have already collaborated occasionally on mobility solutions, but this signature represents a major step forward for future developments.

Among the topics considered, adaptive mobility is a major one. Michelin has notably developed anti-puncture solutions such as the Tweel© airless tire and tire pressure variation systems (VPG). Originally designed for construction sites or the agricultural sector, these technologies are extremely relevant for the Defense sector.

Due to the very long life cycle of military vehicles, some of which are already over forty years old, predictive maintenance is also a subject of interest for the Michelin and Arquus teams. This subject is also studied from an environmental point of view, in order to reduce the footprint of each vehicle and each tire as much as possible.

Mobility is at the heart of Arquus’ priorities, whether for troop transport, reconnaissance or combat. Vehicle grip is therefore of the utmost importance, especially on the demanding slopes or inclines on which military vehicles are regularly tested. Tires are therefore put to the test during these trials and play a major role in vehicle mobility.

This new partnership between Arquus and Michelin combines Arquus’ demands for excellence with French expertise. This partnership is also a continuation of the origins of Arquus, which partly comes from the civil automobile industry. A member of the AB Volvo group, Arquus already adapts dual components to the demanding needs of armies.