Nexter, a KNDS company, European leader in land defense, partook Thursday to the signature ceremony of the acquisition of 62 TITUS® armored vehicles at the Czech Ministry of Defense (MoD).
TITUS® is the latest generation of 6x6 armored vehicles, conceived by Nexter to answer the support and transport vehicles needs of modern armies offering high level of protection, mobility and versatility, as well as controlled ownership cost. TITUS®’ mobility chain was developed in cooperation with Czech supplier Tatra Trucks. A “Homeland Security” kit is available, answering more specifically to the needs of police and security forces.
Czech MoD’s order is about 3 variants of TITUS®: Commanding Post (CP), Transmissions, and Artillery Fire Coordination Post.
ELDIS (CSG Group), Nexter’s partner for this Czech Republic project, carries the main contract with the MoD and will organize the licensed local production. This order consecrates a successful European industrial cooperation, combining in a balanced manner the know-how of all involved partners.
Nexter’s teams are proud to participate in the armed forces’ modernization of a partner of growing importance to France within NATO, and express their gratitude towards the Czech Republic for their trust.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. It is dedicated to meet the needs of the French land forces and of Nations on an international scale.
The scope of Nexter’s business includes as well the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides systems and protection solutions in the field of homeland security.
The group continues to apply its international development policy with 58% of the order intake in 2017 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 of the future VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR.
The group’s range of products also includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.
Nexter’s 2017 turnover amounted to €900 million, of which 18% is allocated to Research and Development (R&D) activities.