Nexter Systems has been designing and supplying Land Defense systems for the French Army for several decades. Nexter also provides highly advanced combat systems, AFVs, Artillery systems, modern weapons systems, communication systems, ammunitions and Logistics services to many armed forces around the world.
In addition to weapon systems for Land Forces, Nexter Systems addresses the requirements of air and naval forces, and these advanced systems supplied by Nexter Systems are combat proven and are currently deployed in operational theatres overseas, such as Afghanistan and Lebanon.
Since 2004, Nexter has been participating at the Land, Naval & Internal Security Systems Exhibition (DEFEXPO) currently taking place in India (New Delhi 29 March-01 April 2012), exhibiting its equipment and showing its know-how in advanced-combat systems.
Besides, providing the most advanced Artillery Systems, ammunitions and AFVs to the Indian Army, Nexter plans to open up new areas of co-operation in the Indian and Global Defense market by developing partnerships with the Indian industry (Transfer of Technology, Joint Ventures, Sale of Components etc.):
- To support and provide the local industry with the latest technology for the "Make India" projects and any new requirement of the Ministry of Defense of India.
- To collaborate with the DRDO for modern and high technology research and development projects.
Nexter Systems has established cooperations in India to collaborate in the Artillery programs for the Indian Army:
- Nexter Systems and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India signed an Agreement on June18th, 2010, for 155 mm Mounted Gun System (MGS) for the Indian Army.
- On September 2nd, 2011, Nexter Systems of France and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India signed a second Agreement for TRAJAN® 155 mm/ 52 cal Towed Gun System (TGS) for the Indian Army.
Both Agreements announce the formation of a Nexter Systems led consortium for the 155mm/ 52 cal Mounted Gun Program and the 155 mm / 52 cal Towed Gun Program and the upgunning of the M46 for the Indian Army.
Due to the importance of Indian Artillery and other programs and the willingness of Nexter Systems to become a leading partner of the Indian Defense Industry, Nexter Systems has decided to establish a wholly owned subsidiary - Nexter India in 2012.