20mm gun on Nexter P20 pintle mount
20mm gun on Nexter P20 pintle mount

French Company Nexter Exhibits Its Products Dedicated to Special Forces at SOFINS 2021

Initially scheduled for the end of March 2021, the 5th edition of the SOFINS exhibition is finally being held from June 29 to July 1, 2021 in the Souge camp (Gironde). This exhibition is the opportunity for Nexter to present several new products that will be tested in real conditions by the forces and special units. Nexter is exhibiting on two stands, one inside the hall (C70) and the other outside (STEX 1), near the demonstration tracks. In the hall, Nexter presents a 20mm gun alongside a maintenance training module for the P20 pintle mount developed by Nexter Training.

This same pint mount is visible in real life outside the stand, integrated on a Technamm vehicle. Also, in the hall, the stand includes two 1/10th scale models of TITUS vehicles in sand version and the SERVAL in gendarmerie version. Alongside the model of the CTENIZA armed container, films present the SPINELLE and PROMETEUS protection solutions, as well as the CAMELEON adaptive camouflage in its latest configuration. In addition, the FINDMP mission preparation touch table is installed on the stand in its command post variant.

Nexter Titus Infantry Mobility Vehicle

Outside, Nexter’s equipment will be showcased during dynamic demonstrations. The range of multipurpose tactical robots (RTP) is represented by the latest product of the catalogue, the ULTRO-600 mule, and by the OPTIO ARX-20, both of which were presented on June 10, 2021 during the first edition of air-land robotics day. Finally, the TITUS 5XX augmented missions performs several times a day demonstrations on the runways to showcase its excellent mobility. The TITUS is also available on Nexter’s stand for visitors wishing to discover the ergonomics, protection and numerous capabilities of the vehicle.

Nexter Systems (formerly known as GIAT Industries or Groupement des Industries de l’Armée de Terre, Army Industries Group) is a French government-owned weapons manufacturer, based in Roanne, Loire. The GIAT group was founded in 1973 by combining the industrial assets of the technical direction of Army weapons of the French Ministry of Defense. The company was nationalized in 1991. On 22 September 2006 GIAT became the core of the new company Nexter. In 2015, Nexter and Krauss-Maffei merged under a single structure. The new KNDS – KMW+Nexter Defense Systems—will be the European leader of terrestrial defense with more than 6,000 employees.

20mm gun on Nexter P20 pintle mount