Chapter 1

the group’s strategic



3 strategic priorities

itself as the leading
European manufacturer
of land defense systems

into international markets

its position as a strategic

The Nexter-KMW alliance
A strategic alliance

As a traditional supplier of the French Army, the Nexter Group has entered a new stage in its long and prestigious history. In 2015, Nexter and the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann created the Joint-Venture KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems), positioned today as the leading European manufacturer in the land defense industry.

Consolidation of the European defense industry is a long-term strategic priority for Nexter, uniting the strengths of both Groups to better conquer export markets and respond more effectively to increasing competition. Customers of both companies will thus benefit from increased standardisation and the improved interoperability of systems.

This alliance allows for maintaining a long-term industrial base, representing a combined workforce of more than 6,000 employees and an order book of some 9 billion euros.

KNDS throughout the world

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A new chapter
in the history of the group