Nexter, a KNDS Group company, European leader in land defense, will be present at the Egypt Defense Expo exhibition (EDEX) from 3rd to 5th December 2018 in Cairo.
Nexter, which equips 100% of the armored combat systems of the French Army, is an architect and system integrator of land defense. Through the SCORPION program, the group demonstrates all its know-how in its sector of activity. For this inaugural edition of the show gathering the three areas of defense - land, naval and aeronautics - but also domestic security, Nexter will exhibit part of its range of armored vehicles, weapon systems and artillery, robots and ammunition.
The artillery, area of excellence of Nexter, will be highlighted on the stand. The group is today one of the world leaders in this sector, controlling the weapon and ammunition couple, as well as a large part of fire support command and control system. A presentation of the CAESAR® family (6x6 and 8x8), with 155mm ammunition and 3 FINDART® stations will be made on the Nexter statics. Combining power, accuracy and fire rate as well as excellent mobility, the CAESAR® system has become a tool of fire superiority in modern theaters of operation, particularly in the French army.
In the field of armored vehicles, Nexter will exhibit the entire SCORPION range including the Multi-role Armored Vehicle (VBMR) GRIFFON (photo) and Armored Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle (EBRC) JAGUAR that will equip the Belgian land component and the French land forces. With the Renovated LECLERC and the Lightweight Multi-role Armored Vehicle SERVAL, these four armored systems meet all the needs of land forces from peacekeeping operations to high intensity conflicts. To complete Nexter’s offer in this area, the TITUS® armored intervention vehicle will be presented in its APC and homeland security versions. Perfectly adapted to the interventions in the most difficult environments, its shielding and its extreme mobility make it a major asset for intervention teams.
Nexter will also offer its ARX®25 turret, whose formidable weapon efficiency makes it possible to apply precise shots safely under armor, whatever the conditions, day or night.
Third European munitioner after the acquisition of the Belgian companies MECAR and Italian SIMMEL Difesa, with one of the most complete product catalogs, the group will present its range of ammunition including tank ammunition of 105, 115 and 120 mm.
Nexter will also exhibit some of its expertise in the field of equipment. As an architect in the field of robotics, the NERVA, multi-mission robot, will be exhibited. Several combatant protection solutions will be on the booth, including the fight against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) attacks. In addition, a demonstration of the FINDMP®, digital system for decision-making process, will be conducted throughout the show.
The booth will be specially equipped with an immersive projection room, a first for this show, in which visitors will be immersed in a 360° virtual reality and will be able to participate in dynamic demonstrations of the CAESAR®, VBCI and TITUS® family
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.