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Une histoire qui dure depuis 1976

1976

Fardier FL 500

Development and production of the Fardier, a light, all-terrain logistics support vehicle for airborne troops. It can transport supplies, ordnance and personnel with their equipment, or evacuate casualties. The vehicle…

1978

Creation of LOHR DEFENSE

The security and defence branch of the LOHR Group.

1985

RPX 3000

Light, high-mobility, armoured 4x4 vehicle in the 3-tonne class designed for reconnaissance and support missions.

1986

RPX 6000

Light, armoured 4x4 vehicle in the 6-tonne class with four independent wheels, an automatic gearbox, a reduction gear in each wheel and a runflat system. The vehicle can carry up…

1986

Radar RAC

RAC 3D radar operation setup Designed in partnership with Thales. LOHR Defense develops and mass-produces a stabilised structure able to deploy and implement the radar at a height of 12…

1987

SMC 40

LOHR Defense develops and produces the SCM 40 tank carrier. Robust and multi-purpose, it can transport combat vehicles weighing up to 40 tonnes on all types of terrain.

1987

Programme VTL

LOHR Defense’s first large military contract with the French army. The VTL was a defining project for the organisation of the group’s industrial tool and the flexible, pooled design of…

1987

EXOCET

Development and production of an automatic hydraulic stabilisation system for anti-ship missile firing unit quick operation setup. Vehicles developed as part of a programme in partnership with AEROSPATIALE, now MBDA.

1988

RMTS 7.5 trailers

All-terrain trailer designed to transport 10’ or 20’ shelters without rollers. In the French armed forces, it is used to transport field hospitals.

1989

PLST trailers

This trailer is the American 3-axle version of the RMTL from the VTL programme. Trailer produced under license by OSHKOSH in the United States. In service with the American armed…

1990

MATS (FR) / FSG (DE)

Development and production of a road-laying system in partnership with KRAUSS-MAFFEI. It is used by the French and German armed forces. This system can be used to cross wet or…

1990 - 1995

LEGUAN

The LEGUAN bridge-layer is a vehicle designed for the transportation and installation of a rigid 26-metre bridge. Designed in partnership with MAN and KRUPP.

1993

VMO/MK1

Development and mass-production of armoured law enforcement vehicles for export. Fitted out in troop transport version (14 people) and in command version.

1993

VLA

The VLA is a light, multi-function 4x4 vehicle specifically designed for air mobility. It is able to carry a significant payload and is used by the Dutch special forces.

1993

VID 12000

Development and production of 6x6 intervention and dispersal vehicles (VID). The reduced crew of three personnel operate from a protected pressurised cab. In service with the French National Police.

1994

Dedicated 120 mm mortar flatrack…

Flatrack system on tracked or wheeled vehicles for the rapid setup of 120 mm mortars.

1994

SMC 70

LOHR Defense develops and produces the SCM 70 tank carrier. Robust and multi-purpose, it can transport combat tanks weighing up to 70 tonnes on all types of terrain.

1994

RP 2.5 trailers

Modular, multi-purpose all-terrain trailer. This air-mobile trailer can be towed by most tactical military trucks in service. 1,200 trailers of this type were delivered to the French army.

1995

FCMO

Law enforcement van. Designed to transport a team of 26 personnel over long distances. It is specially equipped for long operational deployment. Structure with protective armour and shatterproof windows. In…

1995

WLP flatrack system

Intended for the German army and developed in coordination with BWB and CARGOBULL, it is designed for the transportation of varied loads.

1996

SRPB

The SRPB armoured vehicle semi-trailer was designed to enable the transportation of battle tanks. Its maximum payload is 60 tonnes on roads and on all types of track. It is…

1998

VID 5000

Development and production of light 4x4 intervention and dispersal vehicles (VID) specially designed for riot control missions in highly mobile units. In service with the Swiss National Police.

1999

IFR flatrack system

System specifically developed for the German army in cooperation with BWB and CARGOBULL. It is mainly intended for artillery ordnance logistics. Compatible with ISO 20’ container transport (with its ordnance).

2000

SOFRAME

LOHR DEFENSE, the security and defence branch of the LOHR Group, becomes SOFRAME.

2000

SMC 64

Soframe develops and produces the SCM 64 tank carrier. Robust and multi-purpose, it can transport combat tanks weighing up to 64 tonnes on all types of terrain.

2005

VID 7000

Development and production of medium-capacity intervention and dispersal vehicles (VID). In service with the Swiss National Police.

2007

PSL

Development and production in partnership with MBDA of a transporter equipped with a mechanical and functional interface for the ATLAS radar system. The system is equipped with hydraulic stabilisation.

2010

MPCV

High-mobility, multi-purpose, armoured 4x4 vehicle designed and produced for export needs. In one of its versions in particular, it deploys the MISTRAL 2 anti-aircraft missile system.

2010

PPT programme (PPLOG and PPLD)

In partnership with IVECO, SOFRAME develops and produces the PPLOG (multi-purpose logistics transporter) and PPLD (multi-purpose heavy recovery transporter) protected vehicles and the RLOG trailer (logistics trailer). The PPLD combines…

2013

MICA system

Development and deployment in cooperation with MBDA of protected vehicles for MICA missile batteries: VLU (firing vehicle), RELOADER (reloading), PCP (command) and IMPCP (radar).

1993 - 2013

Heavy wheeled artillery system

Soframe participates with GIAT Industries in the integration of a heavy artillery piece onto a 6x6 chassis. 130 units are produced for export needs.

2016

VID 12000 S

Development and production of large capacity, heavily protected intervention and dispersal vehicles (VID). Over 150 units delivered for export.