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KMW involved in iMUGS development contract


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.
The research and development contract from the European Defence Industry Development Programme (EDIDP) is driving forward the development and definition of technologies to be used in unmanned systems (Multipurpose Unmanned Ground System, MUGS).
Among other things, KMW will be responsible for the interaction and control of manned and unmanned systems – including drones. For this purpose, mission scenarios will be developed to define the coordinated action of soldier and system.
It is expected that the results of the trials and developments will be demonstrated in the autumn of 2022.

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Christian Budde
External Communications

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Krauss-Maffei-Str. 11
80997 Munich

Tel.: +49 89 8140 5498
Fax: +49 89 8140 395498
E-Mail: christian.budde (at)

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Knut Peters

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Krauss-Maffei-Str. 11
D-80997 München

Tel.:  +49 89 8140-4521
Fax: +49 89 8140-4977
E-Mail: knds-pressservice (at)

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.