New partners, new capabilities: Berlin has big ambitions for the MGCS program

If the first discussions around the Main Ground Combat System program, or MGCS, date back to 2012, this program intended to replace the heavy armored component in France (Char Leclerc) and…

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Nexter challenges Rheinmetall with its ASCALON cannon for the MGCS program

For the German Rheinmetall, the case was understood: the experience and the reputation acquired by the designer of the 120 mm Rh-44 L120 gun which equips the Leopard 2 justified, according to the…

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KNDS EMBT tank will be much more than an industrial demonstrator

The E-MBT tank of the Franco-German company KNDS caused a sensation at EuroSatory 2018, proudly enthroned at the heart of the exhibition as the symbol of Franco-German cooperation in ...

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British Army takes an interest in Franco-German MGCS tank program

European cooperation programs seem to be at the heart of Defense news at the start of the year. Indeed, after Italy and Poland, it is the turn of Great Britain to…

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Qatar turn to KMW's German Boxer and drop Nexter's VBCI

Exactly 3 years ago, Doha announced two major contracts for the French defense industry: the exercise of an option to acquire 12 additional Rafale aircraft to the 24 already ...

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Is France sacrificing part of its Defense Industry on the altar of cooperation with Germany?

It's official, the KNDS company, which brings together the French Nexter and the German Krauss-Maffei Wegman, and which was until now managed by a two-headed structure made up of Nexter CEO Stephan Mayer ...

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Does the MGCS tank program respond to Franco-German operational and industrial challenges?

When he arrived at the Elysee Palace after his victory in the 2017 presidential elections, French President Emmanuel Macron quickly undertook to launch a series of major programs with Berlin ...

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The Oceanic Patrollers of the French Navy will have a 40 mm RapidFire gun

What was so far halfway between rumor and logical deduction was confirmed today by Commander Ghislain Deleplanque in charge of the protection office ...

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