Type of activity:
Armoured Vehicles
Weapons & Weapon Systems

13 Route de la Miniere
F-78034 Versailles cadex

Phone: +33 1 30 97 37 37
Fax: +33 1 30 97 39 01

Nexter's role is to meet the requirements of the French Army and of friendly armies around the world. Its field of activity covers weapons systems, armoured systems and ammunition, and ranges from product design to the maintenance in operational conditions.

VBCIOn the strength of its multiple areas of expertise, Nexter projects itself as a benchmark systems manufacturer and integrator, especially for the land armaments in France, providing the armed forces with one-stop, tailored solutions and full logistics support.

This desire to deliver the appropriate response is reflected in the numerous partnership agreements not only in technologies but also in product and programme development.

The Group's cooperation agreements with BAE Systems Bofors, Renault Trucks Defense, EADS, Thales or Sagem DS, and those of its CTAI subsidiary with BAE Systems, show how Nexter strives to generate synergies by combining its own expertise with that of partners skilled in other technologies or operating in other markets.

Nexter's products is currently being used in over 100 countries.

In 2006, the Group recorded a turnover of E720 million. Its order book totalled E1,828 million. At 31 December 2006, its operational workforce stood at 2,491 including 44% of engineers and managers.

A new structure and a new name for French land forces arms

Nexter is the new French land forces arms supplier. It isn't just a new name and logo for the Giat Industries group. A new company has been formed, focussed on its core activity of «systems integrator». Nexter is an engineering and services group that uses its expertise in many complex technologies to supply its customers with land-based defence systems that meet their present and predictable needs, together with the related services necessary to maintain the systems in an operational condition throughout several decades.

o achieve this, the Group has been entirely restructured: on one side, there are the land-based defence industrial and services activities, while the other side specialises in assisting reconversion.

This new group, that we have named Nexter, handles the core activity of the former Giat group, and comprises four subsidiary companies, each specialising in one of the four main professional sectors: Weapons systems and armoured vehicles (Nexter Systems), Munitions and warheads (Nexter Munitions), Maintaining in operational mechanical condition (Nexter Mechanics) and Maintaining in operational electronic condition (Nexter Electronics).

Each company corresponds to a consistent product/market combination, focussed on customer requirements.

The subsidiaries

The subsidiary companies structure came into force on 1st December 2006. The main objective of this structure is to create the Nexter Group that comprises the newly formed companies Nexter Systems , Nexter Munitions , Nexter Mechanics and Nexter Electronics.

This new Group is dedicated to the industrial and services core activity, through these subsidiaries that each specialise in their own professional sector. The Group is thus ideally positioned as a major element in the European land-based arms industry. The subsidiaries will have more operating freedom, that will enhance their effectiveness and enable them to win new markets.

The social, industrial and site conversion activities will be conserved within the holding company, Giat Industries SA, together with other activities that are not part of the core activity. An NBC-Sys subsidiary will be formed, to enable a partnership with an industrial group capable of ensuring its long-term existence.

The subsidiary-based structure will have no impact on jobs but will make the Nexter Group extremely competitive, with the ultimate objective of creating a European leader in the land-based arms sector.

Serving the future requirements of the armed forces

The Nexter's group has implemented an active, future-oriented policy, devoting around 14% of its 2005 turnover to research and development. In particular, the group is investing in systems engineering to design high-technology products able to withstand the multiple stresses to which equipment and combatants are subjected during operations with respect to protection, firepower, mobility, communications and logistics.

Research and development mainly involves three areas of study:

  • Forward-looking studies to imagine the combat conditions of the future and to develop concepts for future weapons systems by identifying the technologies required to produce them

  • Upstream studies, designed to develop technologies that will help to deliver the major operational functions required by weapons systems in the future

  • Product studies, used to design and develop future products

The Group accordingly carries out a wide range of research as part of contracts awarded by the DGA French defence procurement agency or as a private venture. In 2005, Nexter strengthened its intellectual property policy by filing 47 new patents. Systems engineering is central to the business of producing weapons systems for land forces. It helps to optimise the response to a changing operational requirement and is continually focused on maximum product costeffectiveness and optimal integration of combat system functions: battle management, mobility, firepower, protection, logistics.

105 LG1 Mk II (Gun)
155 AUF1 TA (Self-propelled gun)
155 GCT (Self-propelled howitzer)
155 GCT/52 (Turret for the self-propelled artillery system)
20 M 621 (Gun)
25 M811 (Gun)
30 M 550 DEFA (Gun)
30 M 781 (Gun)
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AMX VCI (Infantry fighting vehicle)
AMX-10P (Infantry fighting vehicle)
AMX-10P (Modernization of the vehicle)
AMX-10P Marines (Infantry fighting vehicle)
AMX-10RC (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
AMX-13 (Light tank)
AMX-30 (Armoured vehicle-launched bridge)
AMX-30 (Main battle tank)
AMX-30 B2 (Main battle tank)
AMX-30 B2 DT (Mine clearing vehicle)
AMX-30 CET (Main battle tank)
AMX-30 S (Main battle tank)
AMX-30D (Repair and recovery vehicle)
AMX-32 (Main battle tank)
ARAVIS (Tactical vehicle)
ARX 20 (Remote controlled weapon station)
ARX 25 (Remote controlled weapon station)
AUF1 TA (Turret for the self-propelled artillery system)
BRENUS (Explosive reactive armour)
CAESAR (Ammunition resupply vehicle)
CAESAR (Self-propelled gun)
CAESAR 8x8 (Self-propelled gun)
CAPRE (Turret)
CN105F1 (MECA) (Gun)
CN105G1 (Gun)
CN105G2 (Gun)
CN90F1 (Gun)
CP 20/30 (Weapon station)
DEFA D-921F1 (Gun)
Dragar (Turret)
EBG (Engineer vehicle)
F1 (Gun)
F1 CGT (Self-propelled howitzer)
F2 (MECA) (Gun)
F3 (Self-propelled howitzer)
F4 (Gun)
FAST-Hit® (Fire control system)
FINDERS (Control and command system (C4I))
G1 (Gun)
Jaguar EBRC (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
K2D (Mine cleaning system)
KBCM (Optronic countermeasure system)
Leclerc (Main battle tank)
Leclerc (Repair and recovery vehicle)
Leclerc AZUR (Modernization of the vehicle)
Leclerc DCL (Repair and recovery vehicle)
Leclerc EPG (Engineer vehicle)
Leclerc PTG (Engineer vehicle)
Leclerc Renove/R/XLR (Modernization of the vehicle)
M101A1 (Towed gun)
M114F (Towed gun)
M693 (F2) (Gun)
MARS-15 (Fire support vehicle)
Model 50 (Towed howitzer)
Model 781 (Gun)
NERVA HD (Robot, Unmanned Vehicle)
NERVA LG (Robot, Unmanned Vehicle)
NERVA S (Robot, Unmanned Vehicle)
OPTIO (Robot, Unmanned Vehicle)
PG-Guard (Bar Armour)
Rh-V-120 (Gun)
Serval VBMR Leger (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
Shahine (Anti-aircraft system)
Super 90 (Gun)
T-72-M1 (Modernization of the vehicle)
T40 (Turret)
Tarask (Turret)
TITUS (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
TML 105 (Antitank turret)
Toucan I (Owerhead weapon station)
Toucan II (Turret)
TR (Towed gun)
TRAJAN (Towed howitzer)
TS 90 (Antitank turret)
VAB (Engineer vehicle)
VAB (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VAB AZUR (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VAB Mark II (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VAB MEPHISTO (Self-propelled antitank guided missile system)
VAB NG (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VAB PC (Command vehicle)
VAB Ta25/Ra202 (Anti-aircraft system)
VAB TELECOMMANDE (Command vehicle)
VAB/NBC (Nuclear/biological/chemical reconnaissance vehicle)
VAB/OBS (Observation Post Vehicle)
VAB/RATAC (Observation Post Vehicle)
VAB/RITA (Command vehicle)
VAB/SANITAIRE (Ambulance vehicle)
VAB/VCAC UTM-800 (Self-propelled antitank guided missile system)
VAB/VCI (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
VAB/VTM (Self-propelled mortar)
VBCI (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VBCI-2 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
VEXTRA (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
VIB (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
XP2 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
ÒÌÑ-81 (Self-propelled mortar)
Last contracts:
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(Close Date)
Annual Cost
CAESAR 8x8 (Self-propelled gun) 4
Nov 2019
(Dec 2023)
TITUS (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 62
Jul 2017
(Dec 2024)
Jaguar EBRC (Reconnaissance Vehicle) 60
Jun 2017
(Feb 2030)
CAESAR 8x8 (Self-propelled gun) 15
Mar 2017
(Dec 2017)
CAESAR (Self-propelled gun) 24
Feb 2016
(Dec 2016)
TITUS (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 42
Nov 2015
(Dec 2023)
Leclerc Renove/R/XLR (Modernization of the vehicle) 218
Mar 2015
(Dec 2028)
ARAVIS (Tactical vehicle) 12
Oct 2014
(Dec 2016)
CAESAR (Self-propelled gun) 18
Sep 2012
(Jan 2014)
CAESAR (Self-propelled gun) 37
Jul 2012
(Dec 2014)
ARAVIS (Tactical vehicle) 73
Dec 2011
(Dec 2013)
105 LG1 Mk II (Gun) 14
Jan 2010
(Dec 2011)
105 LG1 Mk II (Gun) 28
Jan 2010
(Dec 2011)
105 LG1 Mk II (Gun) 20
Jan 2010
(Dec 2011)
105 LG1 Mk II (Gun) 24
Jan 2010
(Dec 2011)
All contracts...

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