With the support of KMW, Nexter will supply equipment for Bundeswehr light vehicles

With the support of KMW, Nexter will supply equipment for Bundeswehr light vehicles
Author: nexter-group.fr|Caption: P20
02 / 07 / 2020, 11:30

Nexter-developed P20, a pintle-mounted system with a 20mm automatic cannon, designed for all types of light military vehicles, able to conduct effective fire against ground and air targets, provide fire support, capable of deployment in urban environments, to defend the vehicle and for intimidation, typically in confusing situations of asymmetric conflicts and civil disorders, will be used by the German Bundeswehr to arm its light vehicles.

The basis of the system is the 20mm 20M621 gasoperated cannon. Developed by the Nexter team at the French Armory in Bourges, it is primarily easy to operate and maintain. The weapon fires 20x102 NATO standard ammunition, either explosive or armour-piercing.

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It is for these features that the system has been selected by the Federal Office for Armaments, Information Technology and In-Support of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) and will be tested in Germany.

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Nexter expects further negotiations, on the one hand an order for the relevant ammunition, and also in the years 2021-2022 an order for an unspecified number of P20 weapons for the Special Forces of the German Army. This is the historically first arms contract of the French company for the Bundeswehr. Close cooperation with Nexter's partner, the German company KMW, which together form the KNDS group (KMW + NEXTER Defense Systems), effectively contributed to this. For the Czech Armed Forces, Nexter will supply CAESAR self-propelled guns on TATRA chassis.

Source: nexter-group.fr

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