KMW and DEFENTURE sign MoU

07.07.2022

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).

The LuLa system is to replace the airborne forces' existing vehicles and is part of the €100 billion special fund.

DEFENTURE's Groundforce (GRF) system has already been introduced in and is fully verified by the Dutch Army and forms the basis for the planned LuLa vehicle family. The GRF is a truly MOTS (military of the shelf platform) with a weight of five tons and a payload of two tons, the platform is certified air-transportable (CH-47F Chinook). The platform gives full configuration freedom and offers integrated and modular ballistic protection.

KMW is in charge of the various equipment kits, which can be changed without the use of special tools.

KMW is Europe’s leading provider of on-site services for military vehicles, training systems and civilian simulators. Predictive service measures prolong the operating life and ensure maximum availability.

Henk van der Scheer, CEO of DEFENTURE: "We are glad to be working with KMW, which has exceptional experience, competencies and expertise as a systems house."

"Our German-Dutch cooperation sets a strong signal that European cooperation can work – also in the participation of national industries, like in this German-Dutch procurement project," says Ralf Ketzel, CEO of KMW.

 

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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a company belonging to the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS, is the market leader in Europe for heavily armoured wheel and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and the USA, more than 4,000 employees develop, manufacture and support a comprehensive product portfolio. This ranges from air-transportable and heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) to reconnaissance air defence and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, remote controlled howitzer 155, self-propelled howitzer 2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridge-laying systems. It also includes command and information systems as well as remote-controlled gun mounts with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG also has extensive system expertise in the areas of civilian and military simulation. The armed forces of more than 50 countries around the world rely on KMW deployment systems.

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