Eurosatory 2018: Nexter and Eurenco join forces for 120 mm tank ammunition

Nexter Munitions, the ammunition subsidiary of Nexter, and EURENCO, the European leader in energetic materials, are both part of the French excellence team regarding medium and large calibre ammunition, the French defense companies said today at Eurosatory 2018.

GB19T large caliber propellant for 120mm tank ammunition 2 EURENCO
Eurenco's GB19T propellant for 120 mm tank ammunition
(Credit: Eurenco)

Together, Nexter Munitions and EURENCO have a longstanding partnership on strategic products such as the modular charges for artillery systems (155mm/52 Cal. CAESAR®), or combustible cartridges and propellants for 120mm High Explosive (HE) and Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) tank ammunition (LECLERC MBT).

In 2018, both companies decided to pursue this fruitful partnership and signed a contract for the supply over the next five years by EURENCO of more than 100 000 combustible cartridges REACH compliant and more than 300 tons of high performance propellant for Nexter Munitions 120mm HE and APFSDS tank ammunition for export market . Jean-Patrick Baillet, Executive Vice-president of Nexter Ammunition Business Unit, is “pleased with this partnership, which helps prepare French industry for the future challenges of the MGCS and CIFSprograms”.

This success was made possible thanks to EURENCO and Nexter teams’ involvement to complete products development and qualification and to upgrade and optimize the production lines of both combustible cartridges and large caliber propellants to guarantee reliable and high quality standard for high volume serial production.