Initially scheduled for the end of March 2021, the 5th edition of the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) is finally being held from June 29 to July 1, 2021 in the Souge camp (Gironde), France.
This exhibition is the opportunity for Nexter to present several new products that will be tested in real conditions by the forces and special units.
Nexter is exhibiting on two stands, one inside the hall (C70) and the other outside (STEX 1), near the demonstration tracks. In the hall, Nexter presents a 20mm gun alongside a maintenance training module for the P20 pintle mount developed by Nexter Training. This same pint mount is visible in reallife outside the stand, integrated on a Technamm vehicle. Also, in the hall, the stand includes two1/10th scale models of TITUS vehicles in sand version and the SERVAL in gendarmerie version. Alongside the model of the CTENIZA armed container, films present the SPINELLE and PROMETEUS protection solutions, as well as the CAMELEON adaptive camouflage in its latest configuration. In addition, theFINDMP mission preparation touch table is installed on the stand in its command post variant.
Outside, Nexter’s equipment will be showcased during dynamic demonstrations. The range of multipurpose tactical robots (RTP) is represented by the latest product of the catalog, the ULTRO-600mule, and by the OPTIO ARX-20, both of which were presented on June 10, 2021 during the first editionof air-land robotics day. Finally, the TITUS 5XX augmented missions performs several times a day demonstrations on the runways to showcase its excellent mobility. The TITUS is also available onNexter’s stand for visitors wishing to discover the ergonomics, protection and numerous capabilities of the vehicle.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. The scope of its 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 several order intakes in 2020 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 VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR SERVAL.
The group’s range of products also includes TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), robots, many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.
KNDS’s 2020 turnover amounted to €2.4 billion.