KNDS armoured vehicles: firepower, modularity, mobility and protection

  • KNDS displays state-of-the-art IFV capabilities through the wide range of BOXER’s wheeled and tracked variants such as the innovative BOXER RCT30, and the enhanced VBCI MkII equipped with the new generation turret RCT40.

  • 725 GRIFFON and 95 JAGUAR will have been produced by the end of the year. The first “MEPAC” 120mm mortar version of the GRIFFON will be delivered this year.

BOXER RCT30 and VBCI MkII: a complementary range of IFV

The BOXER RCT30 offers maximum mobility, a large crew compartment for accommodating infantry squads with combat equipment and high firepower including successfully and field proven combating small drones and swarms of drones at distances of up to 1,500 meters. The RCT30 is an unmatched unmanned turret, providing significant benefits to the entire crew (space, protection, operations,). Boxer RCT30 combines the proven and in-service Boxer vehicle and the Puma Turret. The RCT30 is therefore field proven, reliable and quickly available.

KNDS offers the VBCI MkII infantry fighting vehicle equipped with the T40 unmanned turret. This new turret integrates a 40CTA gun, AKERON MP missiles and a 7,62mm machinegun. As a modular system, the VBCI MkII is available in other versions such as command post, recovery vehicle, or 120mm mortar carrier.

Proven modularity on tracks: the BOXER tracked

The BOXER tracked was developed to meet current international requirements and addresses the need for a small logistics footprint through its modular concept, low costs and a simple digital operating concept.

The driving module has an increased level of protection and mobility that compared to other vehicles in its class. The drive module can be combined with all existing BOXER mission modules.

KNDS produces one vehicle per day for the French Army

The SCORPION program vehicles deliveries are ongoing and new versions are entering into service:

  • 725 GRIFFON multi-purpose armored vehicle and 95 JAGUAR combat and reconnaissance vehicle made by KNDS, Arquus and Thales will have been produced by the end of the year.

  • The first deliveries of the GRIFFON MEPAC, a version which integrates a 120mm 2R2M mortar are to occur in the second half of 2024.

  • The new R2 standard of the JAGUAR combat and reconnaissance vehicle is being implemented in the production line.

  • KNDS and its partner Texelis propose the new counter-UAV version of the SERVAL armed with the ARX30 remote-controlled weapon station.

The operational experience gathered with these systems is increasing: the GRIFFON is now combat proven and the JAGUAR is deployed by the French Army in Estonia.

The CaMo program is also going on in Belgium with the recent inauguration of the GRIFFON assembly line of our partner MOL CY. This line is dedicated to the Belgian Army’s 382 GRIFFON that will be delivered from 2026.


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Christian Budde

KNDS Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
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KNDS 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 9,500 employees, with a 2023 turnover of 3.3 billion euro, an order backlog of around 16 billion euro and incoming orders of 7.8 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 alliance of 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, KNDS 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.