Nexter, a KNDS company, European leader in land defense, is present at the Defense & Security exhibition from November 18 to 21, 2019 at “IMPACT Exhibition Center”, Bangkok, Thailand.
Architect and system integrator, Nexter is showcasing its know-how on the KNDS stand by proposing solutions, equipment and ammunition that meet the needs of armed and security forces.
Nexter offers versatile, reliable and innovative solutions that meet the operational requirements of its customers. The group has a range going from armored vehicles to artillery systems and also masters strategic sub-assemblies, such as weapon systems and ammunition or robots and embedded electronic systems. Nexter is able to support its products throughout their life cycle by offering a wide range of support solutions and services, as well as Maintenance in Operational Conditions.
Nexter is fully mobilized to meet the challenges of the SCORPION program, through the development of the new VBMR-GRIFFON armored vehicles (in production), EBRC-JAGUAR, Lightweight VBMR-SERVAL, the renovation of LECLERC MBTs and the future SCORPION increments.
Nexter has a strong international presence, with numerous recent export successes, such as the CAESAR® 8x8 (photo) sold to the Royal Danish Army, the CaMo program with Belgium and the TITUS® armored vehicle acquired by the Czech Republic. The group continues to develop its commercial presence throughout the world and had 52% of export orders booked in 2018.
Artillery and ammunition are in the spotlight for this edition of Defense & Security. Visitors have the opportunity to discover or rediscover CAESAR® 6x6 in 1/10 format, as well as a model of the 105LG. CAESAR® 6x6 is a wheeled 155mm/52 self-propelled artillery system. Capable of firing 6 shots in less than a minute, very fast to deploy, it makes any attempt at counter-battery fire ineffective. Combat Proven, he impressed thanks to its formidable precision against Daesh, within the Task Force Wagram, where he led more than 2500 fire missions.
105LG is a 105mm towed artillery gun. As the lightest artillery gun in the world, it can be towed by any 4x4 off-road vehicle and airlifted by airplane or helicopter (drop by parachute). It can be deployed in less than 30 seconds by a crew of 5 artillerymen, and can reach a firing rate of 12 shots per minute, with a maximum range of 17km. This gun, qualified by the French army, has been sold to six countries: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia and Malaysia.
Nexter also presents some innovations such as a range of support oriented digital solutions, the FINDMP® mission planning touch table, the FINDART® firing command and control system and the group's robotics range.
The group also presents its virtual and augmented virtual reality solutions for maintenance and support training. Virtual Maintenance Training (VMT) allows maintenance teams to simulate a large number of maintenance scenarios on CAESAR®, from the simplest to the most complex, from the most predictable to the most unlikely, all in a virtual reality environment. The Mixed Reality Crew Trainer (MRCT) solution brings all the advantages of virtual reality (safety, customization, scenarios, control...), while providing an actual structure on which a 3D model of the CAESAR® (augmented reality) is placed. Trainees can thus interact fully with the vehicle and its parts, keeping the sense touch and the notion of weight (of a munition, for instance).
Last but not least, the group’s robotics range is represented by the NERVA® mini-robots range, as well as a selection of payloads. Compact, robust and reliable, NERVA® is the ideal tool for a wide range of missions, from reconnaissance to mine clearance. It allows high-risk missions to be carried out without exposing operators.