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KNDS GROUP

About us

KNDS GROUP

THE EUROPEAN LEADER IN LAND DEFENSE

In 2015, the shareholders of KMW and Nexter founded KNDS, a franco-german association 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 jointly, with production lines in France and Germany and industrial partnerships all over the world.

The product portfolio ranges from main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons stations, ammunition and military bridges to customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.

The latest major orders were the midlife upgrade for the 322 FENNEK vehicles of the Netherlands Army, 24 LEGUAN bridge layers for the German Bundeswehr, 42 JAGUAR, 271 GRIFFON, and 364 SERVAL vehicles related to the French SCORPION program, as well as support and service activities for the French army, and CAESAR guns for the Czech republic.

Key Figures

Fiscal Year 2021

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8.767
employees worldwide
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€2.7 billion
turnover
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€2.8 billion
incoming orders
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€10.7 billion
order backlog
KMW & NEXTER

A Franco-German Association

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KMW

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. More than 4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from highly protected wheeled vehicles through anti-aircraft and artillery systems to main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and bridgelaying systems.

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NEXTER

Nexter is the leading French land defense company and the third European player in the ammunition sector. 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 the supply of weapon systems as well as ammunition for air and naval forces.