1er REC: First French Army operational unit to receive EBRC Jaguar vehicles

On 23 August 2022, the Foreign Legion’s 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) received officially their first EBRC Jaguar armored vehicles of the new generation. The regiment became the very first operational unit of the French Army to get them.

This May, almost 40 Legion cavalrymen moved to Camp Canjuers, home to the 1er RCA (Chasseurs d’Afrique), a cavalry training regiment. There, the legionnaires went successfully through a six-week course to be familiarized with the new equipment. Now, they are allowed to receive their new modern vehicles.

The EBRC Jaguar (Armored Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle) is a six-wheeled all terrain vehicle of France’s new “Scorpion” generation, to serve for reconnaissance and as a tank-destroyer. It has been produced since the late 2010s, as a joint project of three French companies: Nexter Systems, Arquus (previously Renault Trucks), and Thales Group. The first 18 vehicles were delivered by the manufacturers to the aforementioned 1er RCA, in February 2022.

By 2030, a total of 300 Jaguars should be delivered to the French Army. Within the 1er REC, the new armored vehicle is expected to replace the ERC 90 Sagaie abandoned in 2018.



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