Nexter Works On Developing Soldier's Best Friend

By Christina Mackenzie .
Source: Defense Technology International .

When you think of European robotics, Nexter does not jump to mind as a major player. But during this month's Eurosatory show in Paris, the French manufacturer of the VBCI and Aravis armored vehicles and the Leclerc battle tank, among others, plans to change that mindset. The company's interest in robotics dates back to the 1990s when GIAT Industries, as it was then, participated in the Syrano project with Thales, Sagem and Cap Gemini Sogeti. Only one demonstrator of this small remotely operated tank was made and delivered to the French army in 1999. This foray into robotics came to an abrupt end in early 2000 with the decision to concentrate on its core businesses: armored vehicles, guns and ammunition ...

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