Systems designer and integrator for the land forces
In 2015, Nexter and Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW), systems designer and integrator of the Leclerc and Leopard MBT, joined forces as KNDS to become the European leader in land defense. This consolidation unites the strengths and know-how of the two groups to better address the export markets in the face of increasingly active competition and meet the needs of the French and German armies.
KNDS forms a group of around 8,270 employees, with an annual turnover of 2.4 billion euro and an order backlog of around 10.6 billion euro. Its product range includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems including robotics, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment. Nexter now has 4,000 employees in France and Europe and more than 250 product references. We create the ground defense standard of today and tomorrow.