Nexter Group, the leading French land defense systems and ammunition designer and manufacturer, is showcasing its innovations alongside Special Forces from March 28 to 30, 2017 at the newest edition of the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) held at the military base of Souges, France.
The 6x6 TITUS® (photo) is presented in its “Homeland Security” configuration. A latest generation robust, reliable and highly modular platform, the TITUS® is capable of operating in urban environments and over difficult terrain. It can ensure a wide range of missions, from troop transport to combat and logistics support and including peace-keeping, combating terrorism and homeland security missions.
With its exceptional mobility and protection against ballistic attacks and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats, the TITUS® is an essential asset for military and security forces worldwide.
The group’s weapon systems are also spotlighted, in particular through the presentation of the pivot-mounted 20mm P20 and the latest 25 mm RCWS (Remotely Controlled Weapon Station) ARX® 25 “low profile”, that will be accompanied by medium caliber munitions of the Group’s ammunition manufacturers.
Nexter is also presenting innovative digital solutions. Visitors will thus be able to view demonstrations of the FINDADFI®, a heads-up display mounted on a helmet, and of FINDMP®, the digital mission preparation tool.
The Group’s equipment manufacturer subsidiaries, NBC-Sys (NRBC threat protection systems), Nexter Robotics (land and air-land robots) and Nexter Electronics (management and distribution of power), all long-time partners of Special Forces, are also present in the booth.
“Nexter is proud to participate for the first time in the SOFINS trade show and to be able to show the Special Forces of several countries different solutions capable of supporting them combat constantly changing threats,” Stéphane Mayer, CEO of Nexter, declared.
Nexter, French land defense leader and 3rd largest European ammunition manufacture is a KNDS Group company. Its vocation is to meet the needs of French and foreign armed forces. Its scope of activity extends to the supply of systems and munitions for Air Forces and Naval Forces. The company deploys its development policy internationally with 55% orders booked from abroad in 2015.
In France, Nexter is fully mobilized to meet the objectives of the SCORPION program through the modernization of the Leclerc tank and development within a temporary consortium (Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense) of the future GRIFFON and JAGUAR.
In 2015 Nexter posted revenues of 1.07 billion euros, 14% of which were allocated to R&D. The Group’s product range is composed of the ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, intelligent munitions (BONUS), and customer service, support and recycling.