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 18 sites in Germany, Brazil, Greece, the United Kingdom, Mexico, 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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Nick Surber is new General Counsel of KNDS

01.04.2021
- Amsterdam, 1 April 2021

Shortly after establishing its new governance, the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS is also strengthening its administrative management at its headquarters in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

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KNDS completes the reorganization of its management structure. Nicolas Chamussy appointed as DG Nexter.

12.03.2021
- Amsterdam, 12th March 2021

The Franco-German defense company KNDS, Europe's leading manufacturer of military land systems, continues to move ahead with its integration.

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KMW commissioned to fit the TROPHY protection system for the German LEOPARD 2

22.02.2021
- Munich/Koblenz, February 2021

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is to install the Israeli TROPHY protection system in German LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks. The contract was signed with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and the State of Israel on 22.02.2021.

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KMW involved in iMUGS development contract

17.12.2020
- Munich, Dezember 2020

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is part of the European iMUGS (integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System) project. A consortium of 13 companies from seven European countries and the European Commission signed a contract that will receive over EUR 32 million in funding.

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KNDS (Amsterdam/The Netherlands) completes a decisive step towards further integration

14.12.2020
- Amsterdam, 14th December 2020

Five years after the merger of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Munich, Germany) and Nexter Systems (Versailles, France) under the joint holding KNDS, the Group’s governance is being restructured.

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