Nexter, a KNDS Group company, the European leader in land defense, participated at the Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) exposition from 19 to 23 September 2018 in South Africa.
The 10th edition of this imperative meeting of the defense and security market on the African continent is held on the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion. Nexter exhibited part of its range in the areas of protection, optics, artillery and mobile healthcare systems.
Protecting combatants from threats, allowing them to safely observe and support them in theaters of operation with precise and mobile artillery fire are among the major skills of the Nexter Group.
In the field of protection, the PG-GUARD and PG D.FENCE kits were on display alongside the mobile clinic solutions. Demonstrations of the ViDOK and VIPER optical systems making it possible to detect and observe the enemy and the shielded environment, whatever the conditions, were carried out throughout the duration of the show. At last, a model of the 105LG1, 105 mm artillery gun that could be parachuted, helicopter or airlifted completed the stand of Nexter.
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 as well 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 58% of the order intake in 2017 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the upgrade of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR.
The group’s range of products also 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 2017 turnover amounted to €900 million, of which 18% is allocated to Research and Development activities.