On September 20, 2021, Nexter Group signed an agreement with the Czech manufacturer STV Group for the local supply and certification of shells and modular charges.
Nexter undertakes to support the certification of artillery ammunition manufactured locally by the manufacturer STV Group for use on the CAESAR artillery system. The agreement also provides for the acquisition from Nexter of specific 155mm ammunition such as flare (LU 215), smoke (LU 217) and anti-tank (BONUS) rounds.
Dominique Guillet, head of Nexter’s ammunition unit, said: “This agreement establishes a lasting partnership between Nexter and STV Group to secure the Czech Republic's ammunition supplies while contributing to the development of the local ammunition industry”.
Nexter’s ammunition unit offers a wide range of ammunition from 20 to 155mm with the highest levels of performance and reliability, covering more than 80% of the NATO ammunition range. Nexter is exhibiting its range of conventional (shells, fuses, modular charges) and smart (BONUS, KATANA) 155mm ammunition at IDET.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. The scope of its 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 several order intakes in 2020 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 VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR SERVA.
The group’s range of products also includes TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), robots, many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.
KNDS’s 2020 turnover amounted to €2.4 billion.