NEXTER Signs R&D Agreement with French CEA
NEXTER the leading French land weapons manufacturer and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have announced the signing of a multiyear cooperation agreement in the field of Research and Development applied to land defense products.
This agreement will allow NEXTER to extend its potential for improving its product line by assigning the development of new technological building blocks to the laboratories and centers of expertise of the CEA's Technological research Division.
Nexter will provide the CEA with the engineering expertise in embedded system applications needed to allow technological innovation to be confronted with industrial realities, thereby allowing customers and end users to be provided with useful, differentiating features.
The NEXTER group is thus continuing to pursue its innovative approach to its products and services, as a major asset in winning future competitions in France and abroad.
With its fields of expertise, the CEA will provide NEXTER with its innovations in particular in the fields of the storing and distributing of energy, virtual reality, Micro-Electro- Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), micro-sensors and other breakthrough technologies, to further increase the competitiveness of NEXTER's products.
On this occasion, Philippe Burtin, Nexter's Chairman said: “While competition in the terrestrial defense market is becoming increasingly fierce, Nexter reinforces its innovation policy to offer its customers even more value for its new products and services. This French technological cooperation highlights innovative technologies in terrestrial defense to boost its differentiation and competitiveness”.
Jean Therme, Director of the CEA’s Technological research Division (CEA TECH), said: “In a context of increased global competition, our country's innovative power is more than ever crucial to its industry's competitiveness. Nexter can count on the CEA's ability to develop and transfer the most innovative technologies to create real added value to its products and processes; this is the priority that the CEA has set itself with its industry partners”.