The Nexter Group and the Gabonese Republic are continuing their collaboration with the announcement of the signing of new contracts during the Eurosatory Show which took place in Paris last week (13-17 June).
Nexter is proud of this mark of confidence from the Gabonese forces, which already acquired in 2014 ARAVIS® 4x4 armored vehicles equipped with the ARX®20 remote weapon station, the PG Guard® protection system and NERVA® LG reconnaissance mini-robots, now deployed in the Central African Republic within MINUSCA.
These new contracts includes the supply of FINDSAT® positioning systems, new NERVA® LG UGVs equipped with various mission kits, NX-100 UAVs from Nexter’s partner NOVADEM, and mobile medical shelters from the Group’s subsidiary, Euro-Shelter.
The Nexter Group, with its range of armored vehicles and artillery systems and its mastery of strategic sub-assemblies, continues to meet the needs of Armed Forces worldwide, almost 65% of its turnover in 2015 being for export.
Nexter, the leading French land-based defense company, is a KNDS Group company. Its vocation is to meet French and Foreign Armies’ needs. Its area of activity extends to the supply of systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. The acquisition of the Belgian company Mecar and the Italian company Simmel Difesa has made it possible to establish Europe’s number three ammunition player.
Nexter continues its international development policy with 55% export orders taken in 2015. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the refurbishment of the Leclerc tank and the development within the GME (temporary grouping of companies) of the future GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles.
Nexter’s turnover for 2015 amounted to 1.07 billion euros, 14% of which is allocated to Research and Development activities. The Group’s product range is made up of the ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, the CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), as well as customer, support and upgrading services.