Nexter, a KNDS group company, the European land defense systems leader, is a key participant at the IDEX trade show from 17-21 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The subsidiaries of the Nexter group present at the IDEX 2019 exhibition are Nexter Systems, Nexter Mechanics, CTAI, Nexter Robotics, Nexter Training, OPTSYS, Nexter Munitions, SIMMEL and MECAR.
During IDEX, Nexter, a partner of the French and Emirati Armies, is showcasing its know-how in the field of land combat systems, artillery, weapons and robotics systems, as well as ammunition.
Illustrating Nexter Group’s expertise in armored vehicles, a LECLERC MBT of the Emirates Army (photo) is present at the stand, equipped with a modernization kit and a micro-UAV. Artillery systems are also featured with a virtual demonstration of the CAESAR®8x8 self-propelled howitzer and the presence of models of the 105LG1 towed howitzer and a CAESAR®.
These systems are used by many armies and are particularly appreciated for their robustness and accuracy. Complementing this offer, the TITUS® armored vehicle in its mission orchestration version will be on exhibit, featuring a remote control system: perfectly suited to interventions in the most difficult environments, this armored vehicle with extreme mobility can be controlled remotely by its crew.
Nexter Group is a key vendor for the SCORPION Program and the main supplier of combat systems to the French Army. A center will be dedicated to this iconic French program, and will also be the future backbone of the Belgian land component. The GRIFFON multi-role armored vehicle, the JAGUAR armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle, the SERVAL 4x4 light multi-role armored vehicle and the upgraded LECLERC MBT (XLR) will be on display.
Nexter is also demonstrating its know-how in the equipment field. As an architect of robotic systems, Nexter is exhibiting a NERVA® multi-mission mini-robot and an OPTIO®-X20 robot armed with a 20mm cannon. As regards digital systems, demonstrations of the FINDMP® touch-table decision support system and the FINDEAGLE® system will be given throughout the exhibition. VIPER® perimeter vision solutions, as well as the Virtual Maintenance Trainer system for CAESAR®, LECLERC MBT and TITUS® vehicles will round out the range of combatant support systems on exhibit.
In addition, the Nexter stand is featuring the unmanned T40 turret and the CT40 AHS cannon. These weapons can be mounted on several types of armored vehicle and allow for accurate firing with a wide range of effects.
As the third largest ammunition supplier in Europe with one of the most comprehensive product catalogues, Nexter Group is presenting a selection of its extensive product line ranging from 20 to 155mm. In particular, the artillery shell of the future 155mm KATANA® are on display, along with tank and infantry ammunition from 90 to 120mm and naval ammunition up to 127mm caliber.
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.