KNDS (KMW + Nexter Defense Systems) is the European market leader in the field of military land systems.

KNDS arose from the merger of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of Europe’s leading military land systems manufacturers, based in Germany and France.


KNDS employs a workforce of 7,000, achieved 2.7 billion euros in turnover in 2019 and holds an order volume of approx. 9.2 billion euros. The group’s product range covers main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery systems, weapon systems, ammunition, bridge systems, customer service, battle management systems, training solutions, solutions for protection systems and a wide range of equipment. The formation of KNDS constitutes the beginning of the consolidation of industry for military land systems in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter will strengthen the competitiveness and international position of both companies as well as their ability to meet the demands of the armies of their respective nations. In addition, this alliance gives its European and NATO customers a reliable industrial base to increasingly standardise and adapt their systems to each other.

KNDS is headquartered in Amsterdam.

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