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Larsen & Toubro and Nexter showcase Artillery Systems at India’s Defexpo

 

 

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Chennai, April 13, 2018 – Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Indian multinational engineering conglomerate and Nexter (NS), defense major from France are showcasing their capabilities in artillery systems at the Defexpo 2018, India’s premier land, naval & internal homeland security systems exhibition at Chennai. The Companies product range can be seen at L&T’s booth 8.1.5 B and Nexter’s booth 3.2.2B.

 

 

Since 2011, the L&T-Nexter consortium has been working to provide an effective solution to Indian army’s needs and is building the partnership around one of the main Indian artillery programs, the Towed Gun System (TGS).

The Consortium-developed TRAJAN®, with its 155 mm 52 Caliber cannon, was evaluated by the Indian Army, which conducted extensive firing and mobility trials in rigorous climatic conditions and on several types of terrains. It is noteworthy, that the TRAJAN® deploys the combat-proven artillery ordnance used by the French Army and other armed forces in the world. In line with the ‘Make in India’ vision, 40 per cent of TRAJAN® Towed Gun system was produced in India as of the prototype stage.  

 

TRAJAN® offers enhanced firepower through quicker response, longer range and improved accuracy. It covers larger areas with fewer guns and enables maneuverability and quick reaction time while ensuring safety.

 

Furthermore, in the context of Mounted Gun System (MGS) program, Gilles Sarreau, Director of Systems and Programs at Nexter states “that the group is in position to satisfy the Indian army’s needs because our products are industrially matured and «Combat Proven». Nexter partnership with L&T offers the possibility to propose a « Make in India» product. In addition, this solution has continuity with TGS since MGS shares the same gun as TGS”.

 

(Re)discover Nexter and its products on the 3.2.2B DEFEXPO booth

 

About L&T

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 17 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.

 

About Nexter

Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. It is dedicated to meet the needs of the french land forces and of Nations on an international scale. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides systems and protection solutions in the field of homeland security. The group continues to apply its international development policy with 60% of the order intake in 2016 and 2017 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meet the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the renovation of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future VBMR and EBRC vehicles within the GME (temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Renault Trucks Defense) as well as the VBMR Light. Nexter's 2016 turnover amounted to €866 million, of which 19% is allocated to Research and Development activities. The group's range of products includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.

 

 

For more information: www.nexter-group.fr

 

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Larsen & Toubro

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Premier Explosives Ltd (PEL)

Laetitia Blandin

Dr. A.N. Gupta – T.V. Chowdary

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