The French Army is equipped with armoured 4x4s,

customised by Centigon France, for the close protection of high military authorities.


FED 2019 - Centigon France announces today the acquisition by the Integrated Structure for the Structure Intégrée du maintien en condition opérationnelle des Matériels Terrestres (SIMMT) of several armoured SUVs.

Presented for the very first time at FED 2019, the Centigon Fortress is an armoured 4x4 designed for armies and special forces operating in external theatres of operations; the armoured vehicles will be used to transport high-ranking military authorities in the context of specific close protection missions. Thanks to Centigon France's expertise in ballistic protection, the integration of electronic equipment and the development of mechanical solutions, the FORTRESS 200s retain a discreet civilian exterior appearance while offering the highest level of armour.

Referenced at UGAP for more than two years in the multi-purpose, all-terrain, 4-wheel drive vehicle market, with a GVWR of 3.5 to 6.5T, the vehicle is designed on a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 chassis rigorously selected for its performance, robustness and reliability; it is easy to maintain in the manufacturer's global assistance network.

"The Centigon 4x4 has passed all the tests and we are very impressed with the acceleration, braking and passing performance of the Toyota Land Cruiser. The armoured FORTRESS offers the performance and mobility expected for the missions to be accomplished," said one of the Army representatives. "It is through the active participation and strong involvement of all the players - SIMMT, the French Army Staff (EMAT), UGAP and the industrial company that has been entrusted with the management of the project - that we were able to design a vehicle that meets our needs, based on a standard FORTRESS 200 from Centigon France".

The President of Centigon France said she was "very proud to contribute to the protection of the high authorities and thus enable them to carry out their missions in optimum safety conditions; I would like to associate all the staff at the Lamballe site with this success, without whom none of this would have been possible. 

About Centigon France SAS
Centigon France is a team of experts that offers vehicle armouring solutions of recognised quality and service throughout the world.
With more than 60 years of experience in the fields of armouring and protection of people and goods & valuables, Centigon France develops and manufactures a wide range of armoured vehicles (protected 4x4s, VIP sedans and armoured limousines, cash transport trucks, military vehicles, etc.). Thanks to its production capacity, know-how and ballistic expertise, Centigon France offers multiple protections covering ballistic threats (handguns, assault weapons, AP) and explosive threats. Solidly based in Lamballe (Brittany) and Bondoufle (Ille de France), Centigon France is one of the leaders on its markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Centigon France employs nearly 170 people in France.

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