Nexter, a KNDS group company, leading European land defense systems manufacturer, announced that it has officially been selected by the Canadian government to supply the Canadian Army with 88 multi-purpose robots.
Nexter Systems, as prime contractor, will provide overall HRS-ROV program and configuration management for the delivery of 79 NERVA®-LG and 9 NERVA®-XX robots through its subsidiary Nexter Robotics. The team includes Nexter Robotics and ECA Robotics for the supply of the robots, and Deltic Group (Oakville, ON) for the In-Support (ISS). The HRS-ROV contract has a value of C$6 million CAD GSTE (4 million EUR).
“We are honored that the Department of National Defense and Public Services Procurement Canada found our team and robots best suited to the Canadian needs for this program,” said Nexter Robotics Deputy General Manager Joël Morillon.
Pioneer in its field, Nexter Robotics is fully dedicated to unmanned military and security systems, fit for any kind of mission.
The NERVA® range represents the best technology has to offer in multi-mission robotic systems. On top of its high performances, NERVA®-LG’s robustness and waterproofness allows it to be thrown on any terrain. It can easily be controlled from any standard PC, tablet or smartphone, and proposes semi-autonomous capabilities to reduce operator workload.
These characteristics, when coupled with NERVA®-LG’s wide range of payloads, make Nexter Robotic’s solution an efficient tool for all types of situations. This multi-purpose medium size robot is meant for reconnaissance and support to operations.
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 (R&D) activities.