In 2015, the shareholders of KMW and Nexter founded KNDS, a franco-german strategic alliance in the land defense sector. Since then, KMW and Nexter, two of the foremost European suppliers of military land systems to many armies worldwide - are operating in a coordinated way, with production lines in France and Germany and industrial partnerships all over the world.
KNDS forms a group of around 8,400 employees, with an annual turnover of 2.5 billion euro and an order backlog of around 9.6 billion euro. Its product range includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems including robotics, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.
Five years after the merger, the Group’s governance is evolving towards the next phase of integration and development with a new structure composed of a Board of Directors of ten members, including the nominated CEO of KNDS, Mr. Frank Haun.