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Germany and France are jointly launching the development of a new main battle tank and self-propelled gun, what seems to be the most strategic project in the European European land defense for the next 30 years, a program package that will shape the future of European armies’ main combat capabilities
Selected photos covering some of the robotics, UAVs and counter-UAV systems on display at Eurosatory 2018
Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have completed their merger today. Going forward, the merged Franco-German conglomerate is positioned to be one of the largest European defense manufacturer of military land systems.
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) notified Nexter Systems of the Leclerc tank renovation contract. This order constitutes the third operation launched by the French Ministry of Defence under the SCORPION programme intended to modernise the French Army's contact forces.
General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia are teaming to bid to the Australian Defence Land 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability (MCRC) Request For Tender. The Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) fleet will support seven mission roles identified within the LAND 400 Operational Concept Document (OCD). The Australian tender seek a military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) based capability, and maximise Australian industry content. Through-Life Support for the MCRC is being acquired under a collateral contract. First delivery of the CRV is expected in 2020 with first unit achieving initial operational capability (IOC) three years later.
The French ministry of Defense has awarded a development and production contract worth €752 million. Follow-on production of nearly 2,000 armoured vehicles will cost additional €4.2 billion, built jointly by Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales under the GME consortium.
A heavier, up armoured variant French VBCI armoured infantry combat vehicle has been qualified by the French Armament procurement agency (DGA), increasing the gross...
German armored vehicle manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and French government owned defense company Nexter Systems announced a planned merger under which the two companies plan to establish a strong Franco-German defense technology group.
Nexter Systems announced today the establishment of an industry consortium with two Indian companies, to pursue the Indian Army Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program.
The French group Nexter unveiled today a lighter version of its truck-mounted howitzer CAESAR at the Defexpo defense exhibition in New Delhi. Nexter has...
The development of a weaponizaed version for the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) was far from a simple upgrade; the integration of multiple weapon systems simultaneously was a complicated task involving four major groups of systems and weapons, from eight countries - Israel, France, Belgium, South Africa, Germany, Italy, USA and India.
The absence of new programs provided exhibitors an opportunity to highlight improvement to existing platforms. Among the combat vehicles displayed at AUSA were the M-109 Paladin Improved Mobility (PIM) and Bradley, both included in the US Army’s Enhanced Capability Programs (ECP).
Jakarta, Indonesia: Germany is expected to deliver 44 Leopard II Main Battle Tanks and refurbished Marder armored infantry fighting vehicles to Indonesia by November...
The trend toward wheeled armored fighting vehicles (AFV) continues, despite vehicles becoming ever heavier. This article published in Defense-Update's Eurosatory Preview outlines the new trends reflected by the various vehicles displayed at Eurosatory 2012
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