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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

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...

Leonardo, Nexter to integrate 20MM Canon onto M-346FA Aircraft

June 22, 2023 @ 12:58 PM

Leonardo will integrate Nexters 20mm cannon pod onto M-346FA (Fighter Attack) aircraft, which is the “light combat” version of the M-346 advanced trainer. “After a successful feasibility study, ...

Airbus Tests Nexter's 20mm NC 621 Pod on H225M Helicopter

June 20, 2023 @ 11:02 AM

Nexter, a company of KNDS, is assisting Airbus with the qualification of its 20mm pod on the H225M multi-role helicopter. The first firing took place in April 2023, the company announced...

Nexter to Build Tank-Busting Kamikaze Drones for French Army

June 20, 2023 @ 10:53 AM

The French Defense Innovation Agency (AID) has asked Nexter to develop new medium-range, remotely operated munition equipped with anti-tank warheads under its LARINAE project. The aim of the LARINAE project is...

France to Modernize CN235 Aircraft, Leclerc Tanks

January 14, 2023 @ 09:15 AM

Frances Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded contracts for the upgrade of CN235 transport aircraft and 50 Leclerc tanks. Sabena Technics Bod and Thales Avs France SAS won €107 million...

Elbit’s Atmos Howitzer Beats Nexter’s Caesar for Colombian Contract

January 9, 2023 @ 12:33 PM

Colombia has reportedly chosen 155mm howitzer Atmos produced by Israels Elbit Systems over French-made Caesars. A military source told

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