ARQUUS wins the contract for the French DGA’s new generation of tankers

CCNG : Camion-Citerne Nouvelle Génération
CCNG : Camion-Citerne Nouvelle Génération

On April 28th, 2024, the French Procurement Agency (DGA) officially awarded Arquus for a contract to develop and produce the new generation of tankers (CCNG*) to renew its current fleet.

This contract confirms Arquus as a major player in the design and production of the French Army’s armored logistical vehicles. The first batch of 70 vehicles is scheduled for delivery started in 2026, as part of a broader program aiming to provide 376 new generation tanker by 2030, in accordance with the current military programming law (2024-2030).

These new tankers are intended for the armed forces: the Army, the Air and Space Force, as well as the Operational Energy Service. They are designed to meet specific requirements, notably robustness and versatility, requested by their missions. A major element in the logistical chain of the armed forces, they ensure fuel supply in challenging and sometimes exposed conditions, contributing to the success of operations. Three versions have been requested to adapt to different missions:

  • A 20m³ tanker with an armored cabin, known as the “mass transport” CCNG
  • A 12m³ tanker with an armored cabin, known as the versatile “protection device” CCNG
  • A 12m³ tanker with a soft cabin, known as the versatile “unprotected” CCNG

The new generation tankers are based on an 8×8 off-road chassis from the Renault Trucks civilian range.

With its experience in the field and its collaboration with Magyar, a company that designs and manufactures tankers, and Desautel, a specialist in fire protection that brings expertise in distribution groups, Arquus confirms its leadership in the logistical component of the French Army.

Arquus designs and manufactures the armored cabins at its center of excellence in Garchizy (France). The complete assembly of these new generation tankers will be carried out at its new vehicle production center of excellence in Limoges. This new contract will lead to the opening of a new assembly line. Arquus has also been mandated to develop and provide the support system, including tools, spare parts, documentation, and training for these new vehicles. Support services and technical management of the vehicle fleet are also provided by Arquus.

*CCNG : Camion-Citerne Nouvelle Génération