Nexter's XP2: Technology demonstrator for VBMR
November 9, 2011 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: joint release Nexter: Renault Trucks Defense; issued Nov. 9, 2011)
VERSAILLES-SATORY, France --- Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense have signed a cooperation agreement to offer a unique solution to fulfil the request for proposal for the VBMR programme.
The VBMR programme is intended to provide the French Army with a modernised capability in the multirole/medium range wheeled armoured vehicle segment (20 ton class, 6x6 design suitable for mission variants).
The organisational scheme agreed upon by Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense sets up a responsive industrial prime contractorship, focussed on delivering an integrated, cost-effective, adaptable and dependable solution, whilst leveraging on the fields of excellence of both groups.
With the aim of expanding commercial opportunities for VBMR vehicles beyond the French national acquisition programme, the cooperation agreement also includes organizational provisions regarding export markets.
Nexter applies its expertise in land defence systems to meet the needs of the French army and other forces internationally. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapons systems and munitions for Army, Air Force, Navy and law enforcement applications. In 2010, Nexter reported revenues of EUR 1.1 billion, of which 12% were allocated to Research & Development.
Renault Trucks Defense is a leading company in land defence systems. RTD has developed a complete range of armored vehicles and military trucks. Renault Trucks Defense is an historical supplier of the French army (4000 VAB, 20 000 trucks). In 2010, Renault Trucks Defense reported revenues of EUR 300 million (armoured vehicles represent 60 % of revenue).
RTD armoured vehicles and trucks are in service in more than 65 countries. RTD is a long term partner of Nexter-led projects, such as the VBCI armoured vehicle and the Caesar truck mounted artillery system.RTD has various brands worldwide among them ACMAT.