Nexter, is present in Colombia for the Expodefensa exhibition, being held in Bogota from 4 to 6 December.
Currently present in several theatres of operation, notably in Iraq within the Wagram Task Force, the CAESAR® self-propelled 155mm artillery system will be present on both the Nexter and French Army booths, with two models - one on a 6x6 chassis and the other on an 8x8 chassis.
The CAESAR® currently appears to represent the best compromise between the simplicity of a towed artillery piece and the mobility of a self-propelled system. Its fire power, reliability and low maintenance cost position it as a particularly effective product, irrespective of the environment in which it operates. A model of the 105 LG1, the 105mm towed artillery system, completes the presentation of the Nexter artillery range. Deployable by a lightweight vehicle, helicopter or even by parachute drop, the 105 LG1 gun is the world’s lightest 105mm assault artillery piece and is ideal for providing gunfire support to rapid reaction forces.
The air-land weapon systems, based on the 20mm cannon, designed to be easy to integrate and reliable, are also featured on the Nexter booth with the NC 621 cannon pod for helicopters and light aircraft. This system meets the needs of forces for close-range air-air and air-ground fire support. Mounted in nacelle in almost 15 types of helicopter and aircraft, the cannon mounted in the NC 621 pod has proved its effectiveness. Also presented, the SH20 can be installed on all types of multi-mission helicopter for both self-defense and air-ground fire support. This system differs from the others by its retractable function, allowing a stealthy approach and providing greater fire power beyond the range of heavy machine guns.
Finally, the Group is presenting its range of ammunition dedicated to tanks (90 mm), artillery systems (155mm and 105mm), naval systems (76mm) and all medium-caliber systems in land, aeronautical and naval components.
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 meet the needs of the French land forces and of Nations on an international scale.
The scope of Nexter’s business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides systems and protection solutions in the field of homeland security. 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 VBMR and EBRC vehicles within the GME (temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense).
Nexter’s 2016 turnover amounted to €866 million, of which 19% is allocated to Research and Development activities.
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.