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Nexter at the heart of innovation is present at the Defense Innovation Forum

Paris, November 22, 2018 Nexter, a KNDS Group company, European leader in land defense, is present at the first edition of the Innovation Defense Forum (FID) which takes place from 22 to 24 November, at the city of fashion and design in Paris. Nexter is constantly innovating to provide combatants with a decisive operational advantage, while reducing their vulnerability and improving their ability to accomplish their missions. Thus, Nexter works on future technologies in various fields such as protection and stealth, artificial intelligence and digitization of the battlefield or robotics and autonomous systems.


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As forces protection is a major requirement, Nexter is developing the CAMELEON® camouflage multi-spectral vehicle system, able to adapt automatically to its environment. CAMELEON® uses pixelated screens applied on the armor of the vehicle. An algorithm based on the analysis of the environment of the vehicle elaborates in real time a camouflage adapted to the situation and thus improves its protection whatever the environment (desert, jungle, forest, urban ...). Eventually, CAMELEON® will combine adaptive camouflage technologies in the visible as well as in the infrared.

Digitization of the battlefield is also a strategic issue for the Forces. Nexter takes up the challenge with the complete FINDMP® Tactical Decision Support System, which allows the leader to make quick decisions in an increasingly complex environment in operation, as in training. The FINDMP® Touch Table System merges traditional sandbox, map data and simulation functions. It makes it possible to reduce the design time of the maneuver and speed up the decision-making in action for the tactical leader, being connected to the information system. It implements in particular 3D visualization technologies, dynamic inter-visibility, and Artificial Intelligence.

As a robotics architect, Nexter Group is able to aggregate the most advanced technologies to provide different sensor management solutions in constrained environments. Nexter manufactures the NERVA® range, land-based mini-robots that combine robustness, endurance and off-road mobility with exceptional modularity, and is currently developing the OPTIO® family of Heavy-duty Versatile Tactical Robots. In its system integrator role, Nexter also uses its robot systems in combination with micro-drones to expand the operational capabilities of vehicles and combatants.

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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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