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 Nexter, a company of KNDS, presents its strategy in the field of robots.

Eurosatory – Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte, June 11, 2018 - Nexter, a company of KNDS, presents its strategy for robots.On the basis of the experience acquired by its subsidiary Nexter Robotics through civil and military applications in the design of robotic platforms and systems, and thanks to its expertise in both architecture and integration of weapons, including teleoperated , on a wide variety of vehicles, Nexter expands its activity in the field of operational applications of robotics.
Thus, Nexter presents OPTIO®, its new range of versatile tactical robots designed to carry out various missions without exposing dismounted personnel: opening of routes, reconnaissance and observation, logistics or fire support. In parallel with OPTIO®, the NERVA® range of mini-robots continues to expand through the variety of its mission modules. 

 Nexter's efforts are focused on increasing the operational relevance of these robotic systems by pursuing three complementary areas of development:

  • Versatility and modularity to equip these robotic systems with adaptability that will make the Forces more responsive to evolving threats,
  • Integration of robots and drones into combat vehicles, towards the constitution of composite systems (Inhabited - Uninhabited),
  • Development of supervised autonomy to allow the operator to focus on the core of the tactical mission.

On the occasion of Eurosatory exhibition, Nexter exposes an armed variant of the OPTIO® range. Combining Milrem's "THeMIS®" remote control platform and a Nexter remote-controlled 20mm turret, OPTIO®-X20 will help preserve the lives of soldiers in high-intensity combat or when used in a hostile environment and provide the combat group with means of observation and fire support operated remotely under the control of the human operator.

Thanks to Nexter's development of innovative intelligent features on the mobility side, OPTIO®-X20 allows the operator to focus on its mission rather than navigation.

Frédéric Bouty, Nexter's Strategy Director, underlined "Nexter Group's pride in increasing its robotics offering and extending its partnerships to a dynamic European player in this innovative sector for the benefit of the armed forces".


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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 as well 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 58% of the order intake in 2017 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the upgrade of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR. Nexter's 2017 turnover amounted to €900 million, of which 18% is allocated to Research and Development activities. The group's range of products also 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.


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