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Nexter Press release ( 06 February 2011)

Nexter at Aero India 2011
 
Nexter is an European leader in defense systems. Nexter is a major supplier of the air forces and army light aviations for high performances weaponery and protection systems. It provides also the French forces and many forces around the world with advanced combat systems, AFV, munitions and logistic services. Those assets are widely deployed in overseas theaters, Afghanistan beeing the most demanding.

At Aero India 2011, Nexter will exhibit its successful lightweight THL20 turret which is in production for the Indian Advanced Light Helicopter. Twelve THL20 turrets have been delivered to HAL so far. THL20 is also promoted as main gunnery solution for the future Indian Light Combat Helicopter. THL20 combines very lightweight, high precision and easy integration aboard light helicopters. Its open design eases system integration issues with any kind of combat systems. The destruction power of the 20 mm projectiles is far more devastating than a 12.7 machine gun.
     
At Aero India 2011, Nexter will exhibit its successful lightweight THL20 turret which is in production for the Indian Advanced Light Helicopter. Twelve THL20 turrets have been delivered to HAL so far. THL20 is also promoted as main gunnery solution for the future Indian Light Combat Helicopter. THL20 combines very lightweight, high precision and easy integration aboard light helicopters. Its open design eases system integration issues with any kind of combat systems. The destruction power of the 20 mm projectiles is far more devastating than a 12.7 machine gun.
Lightweight THL20 turret 20 mm gun
     
Nexter has developed the SH20 door mounted system. SH20 uses the same gun as THL20. It is suitable for assault helicopter used by the Special Forces. It is in service with the French army special operation squadron.
     
Nexter has developed the SH20 door mounted system. SH20 uses the same gun as THL20. It is suitable for assault helicopter used by the Special Forces. It is in service with the French army special operation squadron.
SH 20 helicopter door mounted turret 20mm gun
     
In India, Nexter is also promoting its advanced artillery system CAESAR. Caesar® artillery system which is successfully deployed in Afghanistan by French Army and has already been sold to three customers (183 systems effectively ordered), will be presented with a Mercedes Soframe chassis.

A new armoured cabin has been designed. It is capable of withstanding ballistic level-2 and 3A/2B mine aggressions (as per Stanag 4569). With this cabin the Nexter artillery system is called Caesar® Mk2. Caesar® Mk2 offers all the strong characteristics that have made Caesar® a success (long range, accuracy, fully-automatic aiming, and setting-up/salvo firing/exit time lower than three minutes. A crew from the French Army recently managed to fire eight munitions in less than one minute, during a demonstration.
     
 
 
     
 
 
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