Nexter subsidiary in India this year

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Nexter Systems has inherited the centuries old experience of French land defence experts and is an European leader in defence industry.

Nexter Systems has been designing and supplying land defence systems for the French Army for several decades. Nexter also provides highly advanced combat systems, armoured fighting vehicle (AFVs), artillery systems, modern weapons systems, communication systems, ammunitions and logistics services to many armed forces around the world.

In addition to weapon systems for land forces, Nexter Systems addresses the requirements of air and naval forces, and these advanced systems supplied by Nexter Systems are combat proven and are currently deployed in operational theatres overseas, such as Afghanistan and Lebanon.

Since 2004, Nexter is participating in Defexpo in India, exhibiting its equipment and showing its know-how in advanced-combat systems. Besides providing the most advanced artillery systems, ammunitions and AFVs to the Indian Army, Nexter plans to open up new areas of cooperation in the Indian and global defence market by developing partnerships with the Indian industry (transfer of technology, joint ventures, sale of components, etc); to support and provide the local industry with the latest technology for the "Make India" projects and any new requirement of the Ministry of Defence of India; and to collaborate with the DRDO for modern and high technology research and development projects.

Nexter Systems has established cooperations in India to collaborate in the artillery programmes for the Indian Army. Nexter Systems and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India signed an agreement on June 18, 2010, for 155mm mounted gun system (MGS) for the Indian Army. On September 2, 2011, Nexter Systems of France and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India signed a second agreement for TRAJAN 155 mm/52 cal towed gun system (TGS) for the Indian Army.

Both agreements announce the formation of a Nexter Systems-led consortium for the 155mm/52 cal mounted gun programme and the 155mm/52 cal towed gun programme and the upgunning of the M46 for the Indian Army.

Due to the importance of the Indian Artillery and other programmes and the willingness of Nexter Systems to become a leading partner of the Indian defence industry, Nexter Systems has decided to establish a wholly owned subsidiary, Nexter India, in 2012.