Nexter featured its equipment manufacturing subsidiaries at the Milipol 2017 exhibition which was held at the “Parc des expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte” from 21 to 24 November.
Nexter’s equipment manufacturing centre consists of a collection of innovative and adaptable SMEs, that provide services to the Group and to other industrial companies, and capable of meeting the requirements of both French and foreign Security Forces.
Nexter Robotics was present with the NERVA®, a multi-purpose robot on a single platform, providing a range of solutions for security, rescue and surveillance applications. Already in service in over twenty countries, the NERVA® recently conquered the American market for on-the-spot assessments by a well-known Special Forces unit. Used notably by the RAID and the GIGN in France, the NERVA® also equips the German, Belgian, Swiss and Dutch Special Forces. Nexter Robotics will continue to develop its range to meet the growing needs of the market.
Nexter also presented the FINDMP® mission preparation tool, coupled with an Immersive Building Reconstruction Tool (ORBI). Its aim is to assist Intervention Forces in placing under siege a building reconstructed in 3D based on 2D information (photos or plans). Thanks to the immersive visualization software designed by Nexter Training, Intervention Forces can study how to get through doors, where to position friendly snipers and how to prepare their mission to maximum effect.
In response to a request by Special Forces, Nexter Electronics presented TEYA, its solution to future energy needs. Compact and lightweight, TEYA maximizes energy endurance in hostile environments. With its very low heat and noise emission, TEYA provides almost unlimited endurance by thanks to a fuel cell and hydrogen cartridges.
Optsys demonstrates the effectiveness of its protected vision systems with the Viper Security system, an innovative peripheral vision solution providing forces with an improved knowledge of their operational environment.
Finally, NBC-Sys exhibited on the GIE Défense NBC stand (P 094) with its air filtration solutions and the FRH16® mask, designed for medical personnel providing first aid to victims of NRBC accidents (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical).
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 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 60% of the order intake in 2016 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the renovation of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future VBMR and EBRC vehicles within the GME (temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense).
Nexter’s 2016 turnover amounted to €866 million, of which 19% is allocated to Research and Development activities.
The group’s range of products includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), as well as customer service and support.