Nexter, IGG Ink Teaming Agreement to Modernise UAE Army’s Leclerc MBT

22.02.2023 Asia
Nexter, IGG Ink Teaming Agreement to Modernise UAE Army’s Leclerc MBT

Nexter, IGG Ink Teaming Agreement to Modernise UAE Army’s Leclerc MBT

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Nexter, the leading French land defense company, signed a teaming agreement with International Golden Group (IGG), the leading supplier of the UAE Armed Forces, to prepare the modernisation of the UAE Army’s Leclerc Main Battle Tank (MBT).

International Golden Group (IGG) and Nexter have established a long-term relationship since 2006 via a “Cooperation Agreement”. This teaming agreement is a new step towards a reinforcement of the links between both companies.

Nexter is a historical partner of the UAE armed forces since the acquisition of 436 Leclerc MBT. As the responsible for the support of the Leclerc fleet, Nexter established a long-term relation with the UAE. Today, the group is actively working on the localisation of industrial activities. The aim of this partnership is the modernization of the Leclerc MBT that will ensure the operational superiority of the UAE armed forces for the next 30 years.

Nexter, the leading French land defense company and one of the main European players 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.

The group continues to apply its international development policy with several order intakes in 2021 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 and production of the VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR SERVAL (with Texelis).

The group’s range of products also includes TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS®, KATANA®), robots and many equipment.

Nexter’s 2021 turnover amounted to €1.3 billion, including 30% devoted to customer services, from training to fleet management to support and revaluation.

Established in 2002 with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, International Golden Group (IGG) specializes in providing high-end defense and security solutions. Recognized as a leading supplier to the UAE Armed forces, Ministry of Interior, and other defense and security authorities, IGG provides unsurpassed levels of services to its growing customer base by employing highly dedicated and experienced personnel..

IGG aims to build alliances and partnerships in the defense field by entering long-term partnerships with strategic business partners, both locally and internationally. IGG’s dedication and focus is aimed towards moving into complex system integrations, assembly and manufacturing.




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