Nexter, part of the KNDS Group and the only French land defense system manufacturer and integrator, is presenting a large part of its know-how at the 52nd Paris Air Show from the 19th to the 25th of June 2017 at Le Bourget.
As a land defense specialist, Nexter is exhibiting its latest armored and artillery systems, VBCI and Caesar®, designed and produced for both French and foreign land forces. The SCORPION program is also presented on the stand with the future army vehicles and equipment, Jaguar and Griffon, developed with its partners Renault Trucks Defense and Thales, as well as the modernized version of the LECLERC tank with, in particular, the integration of vetronics and improved protection.
The French army Caesar® 6x6 is on display alongside the A400M transport aircraft on the Airbus stand, in order to illustrate its air portability; a real asset operationally.
In the aeronautical field, Nexter is exhibiting its strategic know-how in the airborne gun, turret and ammunition sector. The 30mm gun range, which notably equips the Rafale and Mirage, and the THL30 turrets for the Tiger helicopter, THL20 for the Indian HAL-ALH helicopter, and SH20, a retractable, side-mounted 20mm cannon adopted by the French special forces, are presented on the Nexter stand.
Finally, Nexter, the 3rd largest European ammunition manufacturer with its Nexter Munitions, Mecar and Simmel Difesa subsidiaries, is exhibiting its ammunition range, covering 20 mm to 155 mm calibers, dedicated to land systems (tanks, artillery systems and mortars) but also to aeronautical and naval systems.
Stephane Mayer, Nexter’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Nexter is once again present in force at this latest edition of the Aeronautical and Aerospace Exhibition, in order to present the full extent of its know-how and expertise as a weapon system and munitions manufacturer in all of the three land, air and naval components, placed at the service of a pivotal partnership with the French and other foreign armed forces”.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector, is part of the KNDS Group. It is dedicated to meeting the needs of the land forces of Nations on an international scale. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. The group continues to apply its international development policy with 60% of the order intake in 2016 intended for the export market.
In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the renovation of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles within the GME (temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense).
The group’s range of products includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), as well as customer service and support.
Nexter’s 2016 turnover amounted to €771 million, of which 19% is allocated to Research and Development activities.