Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has commissioned KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) to supply a further cabin for the Swedish Army's vehicle egress trainer. The contract signing took place at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando/Florida.
Components of the contract include the development, manufacture, and integration of an interchangeable ARCHER artillery system cabin for the existing system and an option for additional vehicle cabins.
The ARCHER interchangeable cabin will be manufactured by Swedish partner W5 Solutions and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.
The training unit developed by KMW is capable of accommodating specially manufactured vehicle cabins and simulating rollovers. This allows the crew to train egress while the vehicle is in various orientations.
The Swedish Army currently has a total of three vehicle egress trainer systems with which it trains egress from CV90 cabins.
KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) is the result of the association of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in Germany and France.
KNDS forms a Group of around 9,000 employees, with a 2022 turnover of 3.2 billion euro, an order backlog of around 11 billion euro and incoming orders of 3.4 billion euro. The range of its products includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.
The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation in land defense systems industry in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW 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.
KNDS headquarters are based in Amsterdam.