Nexter, a company of KNDS, is participating in the EDEX 2023 exhibition in Cairo, Egypt, from 4 to 7 December 2023. The company is displaying its solutions for the modernisation of the armoured units of the Egyptian armed forces, as well as its wide range of products for land, air and naval defence.
Nexter has been developing its partnership with Egypt since 2015, when it delivered 46 CAESAR 6×6 self-propelled howitzers to the Egyptian army. The company is now offering its latest generation of armoured vehicles to the Egyptian armoured brigades, including:
- The Enhanced Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a new system demonstrator that combines the features of the Leclerc MBT and the Leopard 2 chassis. The EMBT is equipped with a 120mm gun and autoloader, a 1500 hp powerpack, a new digital architecture, an ARX 30 remote-controlled turret, a fourth crew member as “deputy commander”, and a hard-kill active protection system (APS).
- The VBCI MkII T40, an 8×8 infantry fighting vehicle that can carry up to 11 soldiers and is armed with a 40mm cased telescoped weapon system (CTWS). The VBCI MkII T40 offers high mobility, protection and firepower, and can be integrated into a networked combat system.
- The JAGUAR, a 6×6 combat and reconnaissance vehicle that is part of the SCORPION programme of the French army. The JAGUAR is armed with a 40mm CTWS, a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, a MMP medium-range missile system, and two GALIX grenade launchers. The JAGUAR features a high level of situational awareness, survivability and agility.
- The RAPIDFire, a land version of the naval turret that is mounted on a 6×6 chassis. The RAPIDFire is a multi-role weapon system that can engage air and ground targets with a 40mm CTWS and a STARStreak missile system. The RAPIDFire can operate autonomously or in coordination with other systems, and can be deployed rapidly.
Nexter is also exhibiting its medium calibre weapons, such as the 30mm gun of the Rafale fighter jet and the NARWHAL 20mm naval turret, as well as its whole range of ammunition for main battle tanks, naval and land artillery systems. Among them, the KATANA, a high-precision guided 155mm ammunition that can hit targets up to 60 km away with an accuracy of less than 10 meters.
The company is also showcasing its artillery family, including the CAESAR 6×6 and 8×8 self-propelled howitzers and the 105LG light gun, as well as its NERVA range of land robots equipped with various mission kits, such as reconnaissance and counter-IED kits.
Nexter, company of KNDS, is a European leader in land defence systems, with a turnover of 1.1 billion euros and an order intake of 1.6 billion euros in 2022. The company employs 3,500 people in France, Germany, Belgium, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Nexter’s mission is to meet the needs of the armies of France and its allies by designing, developing, producing and supporting complete and innovative defence systems.