Nexter, a KNDS Group company, European leader in land defense, is present for the 3rd Homeland Security Expo (HSE) taking place on October 3 and 4, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
French land defense system integrator, Nexter is the main partner of the French Army, providing 100% of its combat gear and most of its artillery systems. Central actor of the SCORPION program, Nexter is the design authority of the JAGUAR armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle, a concentrate of know-how and advanced technologies at the combatant’s service.
Fighter protection is now a priority! In this regard, the support of land forces by precise artillery fire and barrage is crucial. Nexter is among the best manufacturers in the world in the field of artillery, relying on a technological mastery of the weapon/ammunition pair that allows accurate shots up to almost 40 km and a unique feedback from French gunners who use its systems on many theaters.
The CAESAR® 155mm self-propelled gun is a symbol of the group's know-how. Mobile, rugged and incredibly precise thanks to its digitization including the FINDART® gun control and management system, the CAESAR® has already been chosen by five armies.
The 105LG1, a light towed artillery system completes the Nexter range and demonstrates its ability to meet the requirements of the seven ground forces that have chosen it.
Alongside the models of the CAESAR® 6x6 and 8x8 and 105LG1, the 155m LU211 - LU 107 munitions and three FINDART® stations are exhibited on Nexter’s stand.
Nexter is also showcasing its digital battlefield management solutions with FINDMP®, a fully interactive, tactile tactical mission preparation system; the NERVA® robot, enabling a wide range of missions thanks to its wide range of payloads (manipulator arm, fire detection, 3D scans ...); and a respiratory mask offering increased protection against nuclear, bacteriological and chemical risks.
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.