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Nexter Systems

French defense company specializing in land defense systems.
Nexter Systems is a European land defense, forming the KMW+Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) after a merger with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Specializing in main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, robotics, and ammunition

Nexter's New SHARD Arrow Shell Boosts NATO Smoothbore Gun Penetration by 15%

March 1, 2024 @ 09:01 AM

Nexter, part of the KNDS consortium, completed SHARD arrow shell qualification, boosting NATO 120mm smoothbore gun firepower, and is now set for mass production. SHARD claims a 15% increase in penetration...

European Partners Launch THEMA Consortium for Advanced Electromagnetic Artillery System

February 20, 2024 @ 09:23 AM

A consortium of 14 European partners from nine EU member states has

Nexter, Safran Secure Contract for Leclerc Tank Sight Modernization

February 9, 2024 @ 02:56 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded a contract to the temporary group of companies (GME) comprising Nexter, a KNDS company, and Safran Electronics & Defense for the...

Belgium Confirms Acquisition of Nexter's CAESAR NG, GRIFFON MEPAC Systems

February 2, 2024 @ 12:31 PM

The Belgian Council of Ministers has officially sanctioned the procurement of 19 CAESAR new generation (NG) artillery systems and 24 GRIFFON MEPAC mortar systems from Nexter, a company under the...

French DGA Orders 109 CAESAR MkII Mobile Artillery from Nexter

February 2, 2024 @ 12:16 PM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has issued a notification to Nexter, a KNDS company, confirming an order for 109 CAESAR MkII artillery systems. The first delivery is anticipated in

France’s Nexter Halves Production Time of Caesar Howitzers

November 29, 2023 @ 02:42 PM

The French military has officially received the initial batch of Caesar self-propelled howitzers, replacing those sent to Ukraine as part of defense aid, and they are being produced at double...

Kongsberg Test-fires Remote Turret of Boxer Armored Vehicle

July 7, 2023 @ 10:21 AM

Kongsberg and KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems (KNDS) have conducted tests of the Protector RT60 remote turret mounted on the Boxer 8×8 armored vehicle. The Boxer integrated with the RT60 Remote Turret was...

Modernized Tiger Helicopters to be Fitted with Nexter’s New Turrets

June 23, 2023 @ 05:45 AM

KDNS subsidiary Nexter is enhancing the performance of its THL30 turret for upgraded Tiger helicopters. The new standard was developed by Airbus Helicopters on behalf of OCCAR, and financed by the...

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