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  • HSI32: Saudi Arabia and France Cooperation
    HSI32: Saudi Arabia and France Cooperation July 25 2019
    French Shipyard CMN delivered the first two HSI32 Interceptors for the Royal Saudi Navy. In April 2018, Saudi company Zamil Offshore Services concluded an agreement worth 480 million dollars with CMN for the construction of 39 HSI32 interceptors for the Saudi Naval Forces. According to the agreement, 21 vessels are set to be built by CMN in Cherbourg, France, and the remaining 19 will be assembled at the facilities of Zamil Offshore Services in Saudi Arabia. The vessel has a range of 800 naut...
  • 62 Titus will Enter the Inventory
    62 Titus will Enter the Inventory July 13 2019
      Czech Republic signed a contract with Nexter to supply 62 Nexter Titus multirole armoured vehicles. Titus, a new generation of armoured vehicles offering high protection and mobility to the support and transportation needs of modern armies. The platform mobility chain was developed in cooperation with Czech supplier Tatra Trucks. A “Homeland Security” kit is available, matching more specifically the needs of police and security forces. Nexter’s Tit...
  • Strategic Cooperation Result: 382 Griffon and 60 Jaguar July 1 2019
      The intergovernmental strategic cooperation agreement between the Government of the France and Belgium on their cooperation in the field of land mobility, came into force on June 21. This contract calls for the delivery to the Belgian Army of 382 Griffon multi-role armoured vehicles and 60 Jaguar data-driven reconnaissance and combat vehicles between 2025 and 2030, both of which are developed by a consortium formed of Nexter, Thales and Arquus. These vehicles will b...
  • TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army
    TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army June 27 2019
    Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 62 wheeled TITUS 6x6 armoured vehicles. The value of the contract is €237 million and deliveries will take place in 2022-23. The contract covers 42 wheeled armoured vehicles in command post version, and 20 others in the artillery coordination of fire support (MKPP), and includes logistic support and training.  TITUS will replace obsolete equipment and will equip units from the 4th Brigade Task Force. Armoured ve...
  • 140mm Era for Leclerc
    140mm Era for Leclerc January 25 2019
      The competitive environment in the defence sector is approaching the pace of the Cold War period step by step. The works on increasing the firepower of tanks, which were brought to the agenda during the Cold War but were later cancelled, have been moved to the present day. A major development was announced in the MGCS (Main Ground Combat System) project carried out by France and Germany. Nexter, announced that integration of 140mm main gun to the main battle tank Le...
  • US to Procure BONUS Precision-Guided Munitions from UK October 15 2018
    The US Army is purchasing BAE Systems Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition through a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency). BONUS is an artillery-launched, fire-and-forget munition capable of combating any armoured vehicle. Compatible with the majority of existing artillery guns, BONUS is handled just like a conventional shell. BONUS carries two smart munitions that employ advanced sensors, enabling each to independently seek out and destroy separate targets within a...
  • Nexter in the 155 Business
    Nexter in the 155 Business June 19 2018
    Nexter unveiled its new 155 mm long-range ammunition. 155 millimeters ammunition called KATANA can be fired from all 52 caliber barrels. KATANA, which is suitable for continuous shooting in all weather conditions and offers high cost- efficiency rate, has fuse modes such as proximity, impact and delay. The precise guidance capability resulting from the hybridization of GNSS and inertial measurement systems and the optionally available semi-active laser telemetry allow the ammunition...
  • European Export Tank
    European Export Tank June 11 2018
    The French (Nexter Defence Systems) and German (KMW) partnered KNDS Group introduced their first joint production vehicles. Introduced at Eurosatory 2018 Fair, the system called EMBT (European Main Battle Tank) was developed in less than three years. Developed primarily for the export market, the platform is integraton of the Leopard 2A7 engine, chasis and hull and the compact tower with light and automatic loading system of the French Leclerc tank. Managed by a ...
  • Milrem with remote missile weapon  integration
    Milrem with remote missile weapon  integration June 8 2018
    Estonian Milrem Robotics and French Nexter have recently teamed up to develop a UGV with a 20mm remote weapon station.  UGV will work in a convoy, to have an overview of the area and clear the way for manned platforms. The Estonian company has also integrated the ST Kinetics ADDER, Aselsan SARP and Kongsberg Protector weapon systems onto the UGV with live firings conducted with several of the systems.
  • Jaguar 6x6 Unveiled
    Jaguar 6x6 Unveiled May 18 2018
    A prototype of France's Jaguar 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) was unveiled at the Nexter facilities on 16 May. The vehicle was developed jointly by Nexter, Renault Trucks, and Thales under  France's Scorpion multi-role armoured vehicle programme. A total of 248 Jaguars are planned for acquisition by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).  Jaguar features a gross weight of 25t and can carry a crew of up to three members. The vehic...
  • Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems
    Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems April 20 2018
    Malaysia ordered 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems from Nexter under a contract signed at DSA fair. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020. The system has a maximum range of 17 kilometres and can be transported by air thanks to its light weight of approximately 1650 kg. Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada and Colombia are also among customers of Nexter’s 105LG1.
  • France to Buy 2000 Armored Vehicles
    France to Buy 2000 Armored Vehicles February 14 2018
    France will acquire a fleet of more than 2,000 multi-role light armoured vehicle (Véhicules Blindés Multi-Rôles/VBMR Light) by 2030. Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced a contract award to Nexter in co-cooperation with Texelis, during her visit to the company’s industrial facility in Roanne (Loire) on 12 February. This contract, awarded by the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) includes the development, production and support of th...
  • VAB Found Its Light Successor: VBMR Léger
    VAB Found Its Light Successor: VBMR Léger January 15 2018
    It is a major event that occurred recently in France when Nexter, part of the French-German KNDS company, has won the Light VBMR (VBMR Léger) contract for the Armée de Terre (French Army).  The contract, worth more than one billion Euros, includes the procurement of around 1500 vehicles, the ILS, and the development and qualification of a dozen of versions. Renault Trucks Defense was the favourite, since Light VBMR is in the core business of the Volvo subsidiary. ...
  • 56th Issue Fair News
    56th Issue Fair News December 11 2017
    Target in Thailand: Artillery No Surveillance, No Artillery A First by Japan China, Active in Thai Market Surprises in Thailand Continue Things are Going Well for Daewoo Indian Industry, Strong in Bangkok Israel, Undoubtedly Bangkok’s Favourite Rafael, in Australia to Stay Thailand, in Search of New Infantry Rifle China Wants Quick Entry to Submarine Market Leonardo Response to ...
  • Qatar becomes first VBCI export customer
    Qatar becomes first VBCI export customer December 10 2017
    NEXTER has secured an export customer in Qatar, following a billion-dollar trade deal finalised between France and the Gulf state. The Qataris have committed to purchasing 490 VBCI vehicles from French manufacturer but the potential value of the contract, number of variants, or a production schedule is not made public. What turret system will arm the Qatari’s IFV variant is also still unknown. The French Army currently utilises a conventional one-man 25mm turret for ...
  • 54. Issue Exhibition News
    54. Issue Exhibition News October 2 2017
    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London Elbit's Mortar at DSEI AJAX in Progress Ironclad UGV to Become Autonomous Special Boat for Special Forces Anti-UAV Solution by AUDS QinetiQ Returns ...
  • 'Griffon' ACV At Bastille Day Parade
    'Griffon' ACV At Bastille Day Parade July 17 2017
    France unveilled its new multirole armored vehicle Griffon VBMR to public on July 14 during Bastille Day parade. The vehicle, which is one of the two prototype vehicles undergoing certification tests, has participated the parade in personnel carrier configuration.  The Griffon VBMR is a new development of 6x6 Multi-Role armoured vehicle for the French Army under the program EBMR Scorpion. The vehicle was designed and developed by a consortium of Fr...
  • Volvo decided to sells Renault after long talks
    Volvo decided to sells Renault after long talks November 7 2016
    Swedish land vehicles company Volvo started the sale of its “Renault Trucks Defense” (RTD) subsidiary by holding consultative talks with labour unions at its government sales division. The deal reflects a move toward European consolidation. “Volvo Group has conducted a strategic review of the Governmental Sales business area and intends to initiate a process to divest this business,” Volvo said in a Nov. 4 statement. Volvo deputy chief executive and...
  • Issue 42 Fair News October 23 2016
    Black Hawk Girded on Its Arms Israel’s RADA Offers Close Vision The Last Stop in Obscuration: GALIX AOS PGZ PT-16 is Off to Markets 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with SV7 Nexter’s Internal Security Vehicle Titus Rheinmetall’s Skillful Pegaz First Rendezvous with Leopard 2 PL MBT Award-Holder Roketsan Introduced TRG-122 TAI Refreshed Trust for Kruk  
  • Sector News / Issue 40 July 24 2016
    Boeing’s Chinook Marathon Kazan Helicopter’s Helicopter to Fly over Serbia A400M Moves on Despite Engine Failure Nexter’s New 40mm Turret TDA Armaments Hits the Target with Aculeus-LG Thales’ Scorpion on Its Way to Korea MBDA Brimstone Passed Apache Trials FNSS Signs Anti-Tank Vehicle Project TAI Owns Two Firms in Germany ADİK Launched Second Ship Meteksan Delivered ANKA...
  • Fair News May 10 2016
    ADUNOK-W Landed on Malaysia Indonesia to Receive AS565 MBe Panther Soon AKSA’s Solution for Flat Tyres ASELSAN Seeks Local Partnerships Azerbaijan Demonstrates New Weapons Malaysia Intends to Upgrade Hawks BrahMos too Close to Export WJ-600 UAV Ready to Meet Customers Point Defence from China to Indonesia Malaysia: Denel’s Gate to the Asia-Pacific<...