At the DEFEXPO show, taking place from April 11 to 14, 2018 in Chennai (India), Nexter is exhibiting on its stand its solutions adapted to the needs of Indian armies.
The Nexter Group, land defense system-integrator, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of artillery. Along with its partner Larsen & Toubro, one of India’s strategic industrial players in the field of defense, Nexter is presenting the TRAJAN® artillery system which has been evaluated by the Indian Army under the Towed Gun System program (TGS).
Jointly developed with Larsen & Toubro, the TRAJAN® will be produced partly in India, thus responding to the “Make In India” strategy of the Indian government. A model of the CAESAR® on an 8x8 chassis, the best compromise between the simplicity of towed artillery and the mobility of a self-propelled system, is also on the stand.
In the weapon systems sector, the 40mm CTAS gun with telescopic ammunition is intended to equip armored infantry and reconnaissance vehicles to provide them with superior firepower to any other medium caliber system.
Part of the 20mm air-land range is also presented with the Pod NC 621, which provides close air-to-air and air-to-ground fire support in the axial mode, and the SH20, which can be docked to most multi- missions helicopters. Added to it, the ammo range for tank (90mm), naval (76mm) and artillery (155mm and 105mm).
In the field of armored vehicles, the TITUS® in homeland security version is adaptable to the operational requirements of internal forces and allows to safely intervene in high risk areas, in urban or extra-urban areas.
Nexter Robotics, a subsidiary of the Nexter Group, is exhibiting its range of multi-mission robots NERVA accompanied by its payloads and mobility kits to meet a broad spectrum of mission: from the detection of suspicious objects under vehicles to Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical (CBRN) threats, destruction of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and site monitoring.
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 its 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 and 2017 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meet 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) as well as the VBMR Light.
The group’s range of products includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.
Nexter’s 2016 turnover amounted to €866 million, of which 19% is allocated to Research and Development activities.