Nexter Systems, DCI Conclude Strategic Agreement

18.02.2014 Asia
Nexter Systems, DCI Conclude Strategic Agreement

Nexter Systems, DCI Conclude Strategic Agreement

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The CEOs of Nexter Systems and Défense Conseil International (DCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the joint promotion of capability offers for the benefit of Forces in France and abroad.

This move encourages joint projects built around Nexter systems combined with the provision of training, consultancy and operational assistance services that DCI can provide. Where appropriate, the services will be integrated in the field of simulation and on-board simulation.

The Nexter Group and DCI are also planning to explore subcontracting partnership solutions for the benefit of the French Army. Both companies propose to reinforce with education and training tools, such as Generic Virtual Training (GVT), the DCI structures that make up part of Draguignan military schools, and to share them with said schools. Nexter and DCI have already demonstrated the complementary nature of their offer in a conclusive training project with a country in the Middle East.

“In keeping with our strong partnership policy, Nexter has sought to strengthen its offer with DCI and thus offer services that are more tailored to meet the needs of the Forces. This agreement will allow us to propose comprehensive offers under the label of French excellence,” commented Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter Systems.

“We share a common vision with Nexter and all of its teams and we are confident in our approach: To provide, together, capability offers built around the duo of French operational and technological excellence”, said Jean-Michel Palagos, CEO of DCI.

“I am sure that this unique approach will provide a more comprehensive and sustainable response to the expectations of our customers and gives a stronger meaning to the integrated offer,” Palagos added.

Nexter applies its expertise in land defense systems to meet the needs of the French Army and international Forces. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapons systems and munitions for Army, Air Force, Navy and law enforcement applications.

The range of products offered by Nexter includes: Artillery systems CAESAR®, TRAJAN and, 105LG, Leclerc Main Battle Tank, VBCI Infantry Combat Vehicle, ARAVIS® highly protected armored vehicle, TITUS®, Nexter new armored 6x6, BONUS smart ammunition, all backed up by customer service, support and recycling.

Established in 1972, DCI is an intermediate-sized service company, with the French government as the main shareholder. Culturally close to the Ministry of Defense, DCI now offers, for the benefit of foreign countries, outsourced services in:

  • Consultancy and assistance throughout the entire life cycle of weapons programs
  • Training services in academic, operational and technical fields
DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French Armed Forces in the context of service contracts for ten years and are looking to extend their activities to European Union countries.


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