Eurosatory 2022: Arquus and Michelin Officially Launch an R&D Partnership

Photo credit: Arquus
Photo credit: Arquus

Arquus and Michelin officially signed a partnership for further collaboration on matters of common interest on the first exhibition day of Eurosatory

Arquus officially announced about this agreement with Michelin. The two companies have already collaborated on an ad hoc basis on mobility solutions, but this signing represents a major step forward for future developments. Among the subjects envisioned, adaptive mobility is a major subject. Michelin has notably developed anti-puncture solutions such as the Tweel airless tyre and remote inflation systems. Originally designed for construction sites or the agricultural sector, these technologies are extremely relevant in the defense sector.
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The Scarabée equipped with new Michelin tyres for Eurosatory / Photo credit: Arquus

Predictive maintenance is also a subject of interest for both teams of Michelin and Arquus, due to the very long life cycle of military vehicles, up to and above forty years in several cases. This topic has also to be studied from an environmental perspective, to reduce the footprint of each vehicle and each tyre as much as possible. Vehicle adhesion is of utmost importance, especially on demanding slopes or inclined planes where military vehicles are regularly tested, right down to the tyres which play a major role in vehicle mobility. This partnership is also in line with Arquus' origins, which are partly in the civilian automotive industry. Member of the AB Volvo Group, Arquus already adapts dual components to the demanding needs of the armies.

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