Nexter Munitions, EURENCO Co-Developing High Quality Tank Ammunition

19.06.2018 Joint Ventures
Nexter Munitions, EURENCO Co-Developing High Quality Tank Ammunition

Nexter Munitions, EURENCO Co-Developing High Quality Tank Ammunition

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Nexter Munitions, the ammunition subsidiary of Nexter, and EURENCO, the European leader in energetic materials, are both part of the French excellence team regarding medium and large caliber ammunition.


Together, Nexter Munitions and EURENCO have a longstanding partnership on strategic products such as the modular charges for artillery systems (155mm/52 Cal. CAESAR®), or combustible cartridges and propellants for 120mm High Explosive (HE) and Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) tank ammunition (LECLERC MBT).


In 2018, both companies decided to pursue this fruitful partnership and signed a contract for the supply over the next five years by EURENCO of more than 100 000 combustible cartridges REACH compliant and more than 300 tons of high performance propellant for Nexter Munitions 120mm HE and APFSDS tank ammunition for export market .


Jean-Patrick Baillet, Executive Vice President of Nexter Ammunition Business Unit, is “pleased with this partnership, which helps prepare French industry for the future challenges of the MGCS and CIFS programs”.


This success was made possible thanks to EURENCO and Nexter teams’ involvement to complete products development and qualification and to upgrade and optimize the production lines of both combustible cartridges and large caliber propellants to guarantee reliable and high quality standard for high volume serial production.


Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is p art 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. Nexter's 2017 turnover amounted to €900 million, of which 18% is allocated to Research and Development activities.


Nexter’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.


EURENCO is the European leader in Energetic Materials with a full range of propellants, explosives, combustible items and additives for Strategic markets: Defense & Security, Space, Oil & Gas, Fuel Additives. Our explosive filling and propelling charge solutions are customized for the most complex applications: warheads, missiles, bombs, underwater weapons and small, medium and large caliber munitions.



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