Dr. Kurt Braatz
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: +31 20 218 4710
E-Mail: kurt.braatz (at) knds.nl
KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) arose from the merger of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems, based in Germany and France. KNDS employs 8,767 people and reported a turnover of 2.7 billion euro and an order intake of 2.8 billion euro for 2021. Its order book thus stands at around 10.7 billion euro. The Group’s product range covers main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery systems, weapon systems, ammunition, military bridges, customer service, battle management systems, training solutions, solutions for protection systems and a wide range of equipment. The formation of KNDS marks the beginning of the consolidation of the industry for military land systems in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter strengthens the competitiveness and international position of both companies as well as their ability to meet the requirements of the armies of their respective nations. In addition, this alliance gives its European and NATO customers a reliable industrial base to increasingly standardise and align their defence technology with each other. KNDS is headquartered in Amsterdam.