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KMW – The systems supplier

Military systems are complex, highly networked cutting-edge technology. In order for them to achieve their full potential, the final product must offer more than the sum of its parts. KMW is there to meet this demand: in development, production, infrastructure, training, logistics and customer service. We practice integration – with experience and passion. Our customers expect a partner who is an expert at everything. A partner who provides and supports solutions from under one roof. A systems supplier.

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Market leader for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles in Europe

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) was incepted in 1999 when the military sector of Krauss-Maffei AG was acquired by Wegmann GmbH. Since then, it has grown to become the market leader for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles in Europe. Today, KMW is a systems supplier which develops, produces and supports a broad product portfolio with more than 4,000 employees at 16 sites in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the USA. This includes main battle tanks, artillery systems, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft, reconnaissance and bridge laying systems as well as air-loadable and armoured wheeled vehicles.

In addition, KMW has far-reaching system competencies in civilian and military simulation, command and control systems and remote-controlled carriages with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Over 50 nations worldwide rely on products from KMW. Since 2015, KMW has been a company in the German-French defence group KMW + NEXTER Defense Systems (KNDS).

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Vehicles

International standard for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. Quality made in Germany.

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Training and simulation

Realistic training, high-resolution image reproduction – virtual terrain

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Bridges

From the HSTB light bridge system to the highly mobile and flexible LEGUAN bridge-layer: KMW has a customer-oriented solution for any task to ensure mobility in deployment.

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Artillery

The threat and mission environments of the 21st century require a new class of artillery in mobility, firepower, automation and protection.

  • RCH 155 – Facts and information
  • APVT – At home in two worlds
  • FLW 100, FLW 200, FLW 200+
  • Spare parts logistics

RCH 155 – Combination of automated artillery firepower and armoured wheeled mobility

A systematic development of the PzH 2000, the RCH 155 is a lighter, more flexible and long-range artillery weapon for all areas of use, providing ultimate protection for the crew. In addition to high flexibility and top mobility, the BOXER drive module of the RCH 155 provides its crew with exceptional survivability and superior protection from mines, IEDs and ballistic threats.

  • Superior combat range (currently < 54 km) and large battlefield coverage thanks to the 155mm/L52 gun
  • Fully automatic projectile loading system
  • Fully automatic electrical gun laying system
  • High-precision navigation system, with or without GPS support

APVT – Amphibious Protected Vehicle Tracked

The APVT demonstrator is an amphibious battle vehicle with a combat weight of 30 tons which combines mobility on land and water in a modern, fully armoured tracked vehicle.

  • Highly modern, innovative amphibious tracked vehicle
  • Bidirectional and optimised for deployment on land and water
  • Rapid switchover from land to water travel
  • Passive all-round protection for the crew

Remote-controlled weapon stations – modular configuration provides maximum flexibility

The lightweight, gyro-stabilised weapon stations provide optimal reconnaissance and self-protection capabilities of the highest technological level. Modular optronic sensor systems ensure optimal battlefield surveillance, target acquisition and engagement by day, night and under poor visibility.

  • Adaptation of ballistic protection modules
  • Capability expansions
  • Integration in command and simulation systems

Spare parts logistics with the MULTIBOX system solution

Operability over the system’s entire life cycle

The multimodal solution for availability and supply security in mission logistics. With the MULTIBOX system solution, KMW offers high availability of spare parts, special tools and service products and promotes effectiveness and efficiency in mission logistics. Demand forecasts based on long-standing experience and the specific usage profile ensure high service quality. Service-level framework agreements and vendor-managed inventory are guarantors for high system availability.

  • MULTIBOX system solution
  • Tailor-made spare parts logistics
  • Supply strategies
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Leopard’s home

Over 50 nations worldwide rely on products from KMW.

News

You will find the latest news below. Further news can be found in our news and media area.

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KMW and Elbit Systems Sign Rocket Artillery Cooperation Agreement

29.07.2022
- Munich

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Ulm-based defense company Elbit Systems Deutschland, and Elbit Systems Land have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to further expand the strategic cooperation.

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KMW and DEFENTURE sign MoU

07.07.2022
- Paris

KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) and DEFENTURE have stepped up their cooperation in the German-Dutch procurement project for a new airborne platform (LuLa) even further by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding).

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EUROSATORY 2022: KMW presents a world debut

13.06.2022
- Paris

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will be presenting the BOXER tracked vehicle system for the first time at the EUROSATORY 2022 defence trade fair. KMW will also be demonstrating its systems house expertise with a variety of variants ranging from the wheeled bridge layer to the wheeled howitzer RCH 155, the world’s first artillery system that can fight the battle while in motion.

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Fiscal year 2021: KNDS continues to grow

10.06.2022
- Amsterdam

The defence technology group KNDS, in which Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) and Nexter (France) merged to form the leading European company for military land systems, ammunition and related services, has presented its key figures for fiscal year 2021. The company continued its growth trajectory on a solid basis in an environment that remained strongly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and other uncertainties.

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KMW and Rheinmetall set up joint venture for servicing NATO vehicles in the Baltic States

08.06.2022
- Munich

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall have established a joint venture in Lithuania for providing comprehensive logistical support for combat vehicles belonging to the Lithuanian armed forces as well as those of other NATO nations stationed in the Baltic States. The idea is to take advantage of synergy effects and to promote multinational interoperability between the armed forces and defence sectors of NATO member states. Known as Lithuania Defense Services, the company will commence operations in Jonava in May 2022.

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