Nexter Showcases its Weapon Systems for the Egyptian Army at EDEX 2023

05.12.2023 Africa
Nexter Showcases its Weapon Systems for the Egyptian Army at EDEX 2023

Nexter Showcases its Weapon Systems for the Egyptian Army at EDEX 2023

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From 4 to 7 December 2023, Nexter is presenting its solutions at the EDEX 2023 exhibition in Cairo, Egypt.

Nexter, company of KNDS, is developing its partnership with Egypt regarding the modernisation of the armoured units of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Nexter is presenting its wide range of armoured vehicles to the Armoured Brigades of the Egyptian Army, namely:

  • The Enhanced Main Battle Tank (EMBT), first 4th generation MBT combining, in a new enhanced design, features such as a 22 rounds 120mm autoloader, a 7 roadwheels chassis, and a 1500 hp powerpack. This new system demonstrator is armed with the 120mm gun and autoloader of the Leclerc MBT plus the latest technologies such as a new digital architecture, an ARX 30, a 4th crew as “Deputy Commander”, a hard-kill active protection system (APS)...
  • Latest combat vehicles such as the new VBCI MkII T40, the JAGUAR combat and recce vehicle and the land version of the RAPIDFire turret mounted on a 6x6 chassis.
  • The ARX 30 remote-controlled turret armed with the 30mm gun of the Tiger helicopter. It is made for the close protection of a platform, a convoy or a company level unit. An airburst ammunition is under development to fight against drones and loitering ammunitions.
  • The ARX 25 remote-controlled turret equipped with the 25mm gun of the French army’s VBCI. It is perfectly fitted for ground combat thanks to its range exceeding 2500m and its firepower close to 30x173mm weapons. 

Nexter, is also exhibiting its wide range of products, including:

  • The Leclerc MBT as a symbol of our expertise in designing revolutionary combat vehicles. This tank is the first model of the 3rd generation MBT that integrates still distinguishing capacities such as the autoloader and the capacity to fire as well on the move as stationary.
  • Nexter’s medium calibre weapons in service in the Egyptian forces such as the 30mm gun of the Rafale - the fastest single-barrel gun in the world - and the NARWHAL 20mm naval turret.
  • Nexter’s whole range of ammunition for main battle tanks, naval and land artillery systems. This includes KATANA, the next-generation high-precision guided 155mm ammunition.
  • The whole Nexter artillery family: the CAESAR 6x6 and 8x8 and the 105LG.
  • The NERVA range of land robots equipped with various mission kits including reconnaissance and counter-IED kits.

KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) is the result of the association of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in Germany and France.

KNDS forms a Group of around 9,000 employees, with a 2022 turnover of 3.2 billion euro, an order backlog of around 11 billion euro and incoming orders of 3.4 billion euro. The range of its products includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.

The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation in land defense systems industry in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter enhances both groups’ competitiveness and international positions, as well as their ability to meet the needs of their respective national army. In addition, it offers to its European and NATO customers the opportunity of increased standardization and interoperability for their defense equipment, with a dependable industrial base. KNDS headquarters are based in Amsterdam.



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