Nexter Systems, L&T and Ashok Leyland to develop artillery system

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on June 20, 2014

French firm Nexter Systems, Larsen & Toubro and Ashok Leyland Defence Systems have entered into an agreement to collaborate for the Indian Army’s Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery programme, according to a press release from Ashok Leyland.

The consortium led by L&T as the prime contractor will customise for Indian conditions, the Caesar artillery system fitted onto a 6x6 Super Stallion chassis from Ashok Leyland.

Unveiled at the defence exposition, Defexpo, in New Delhi in February 2014, the Indian version of the Caesar is also on display at the Nexter stand at Eurosatory 2014.

Nexter and L&T are working together for the Towed Gun System programme of the Indian Ministry of Defence, by proposing the Trajan which is under evaluation in India.

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 armoured vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for Army, Air Force, Navy and law enforcement applications. In 2013, Nexter reported revenue of €787 million.

Published on June 20, 2014

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