KMW (a company of KNDS) 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 (a company of KNDS) is a systems supplier which develops, produces and supports a broad product portfolio with more than 4,000 employees 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 (a company of KNDS) 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 (a company of KNDS). Since 2015, KMW (a company of KNDS) has been a company in the German-French defence group KMW + NEXTER Defense Systems (KNDS). The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation in land defense systems industry in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW (a company of KNDS) and Nexter enhances both groups’ competitiveness and international positions, as well as their ability to meet the needs of their respective national army. In addition, it offers to its European and NATO customers the opportunity of increased standardization and interoperability for their defense equipment, with a dependable industrial base.