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The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded the RUAG Defence France and Agueris consortium the SERKET tender for the development, production, commissioning and support of cabin simulators with a realistic and kinetic environment for tactical training on army armoured vehicles.

RUAG Defence France, a subsidiary of RUAG Simulation & Training and RUAG International, is a major player in the supply of simulation systems and equipment for training land forces. Agueris is the French subsidiary of the John Cockerill Group and specialises in training simulation and this win comes after a competitive selection process.

Operation SERKET entails developing and supplying the next-generation technical and tactical simulator kits needed for training the armed forces on the new SCORPION programme hardware comprising the JAGUAR and GRIFFON combat vehicles and modernised LECLERC tanks. Military schools and regiments will be provided with flight and turret training as well as crew and unit training.

For RUAG Defence France and its General Manager Laurent Barraco, “SERKET is a key transaction. It strengthens our position in simulated training for the army. We are extremely motivated by the fact that our equipment will enhance the efficiency of France’s operational readiness for force projection with the SCORPION programme.”

“We are proud and delighted to have been chosen for this ambitious programme, which is essential for the training of land forces. The project will also enable Agueris to strengthen its presence in the army simulation market with an even more effective offering,” says Yves Jourde, CEO of Agueris.

Jack Richardson