Nexter Systems is teaming up with L&T and Ashok Leyland to collaborate for the Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program of Indian Army.
The announcement was made during Eurosatory 2014 show. The artillery system proposed for the MGS program by the consortium led by L&T acting as prime contractor is a version of the well-known CAESAR artillery system fitted onto a 6x6 Super Stallion chassis from Ashok Leyland.
Nexter and L&T are already teaming for the Towed Gun System program of the Indian ministry of defence, by proposing the TRAJAN which is under evaluation in India.
Nexter Systems has won US$350 million contract to upgrade 200 Leclerc main battle tanks (MBTs), the French defence procurement agency (DGA) announced on Thursday. The contract also includes the modernisation of 18 Leclerc chassis-based DCL (Dépanneur de Char Leclerc) heavy recovery vehicles
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter Systems agreed to merge services to rationalize Europe's fractured armored-vehicle sector. German Wegmann and French state holding GIAT Industries, intend to meld the stock of their respective units into a new holding company
After streamlining industrial licensing on defense equipment last week, India has issued a set of security guidelines for all licensed defense equipment manufacturing companies. According to the Indian Express newspaper, the guidelines are to elaborate physical defense systems
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