Nexter Systems presents the first ARAVIS® in peacekeeping configuration to the Gabonese Minister of Defence

Today, in Satory, Mr Philippe Burtin, CEO of the Group, presented the first ARAVIS® in peacekeeping configuration to Mr Ernest Mpouho Epigat, Minister of Defence of the Gabonese Republic.

From this autumn, the ordered ARAVIS® vehicles, fitted with ARX®20 remotely operated 20 mm turrets, the PG-Guard anti-RPG protection system and NERVA®LG reconnaissance mini-robots, will equip the Gabonese battalion deployed in the Central African Republic as part of the United Nations MINUSCA mission.

This makes the ARAVIS® the latest Nexter vehicle engaged in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, following in the footsteps of the LECLERC tank, the VBCI and the CAESAR®, all three deployed in Lebanon by French forces as part of UNIFIL.