KNDS supports more than 50 armed forces around the world

  • KNDS is a strategic partner to the armed forces, from the supply of our systems to their maintenance in operational condition: KNDS provides day-to-day support for 23,500 wheeled, tracked armoured vehicles and artillery systems worldwide.

  • KNDS will deploy a turnkey Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre in Ukraine to support the CAESAR of the Ukrainian Army.

  • Tomorrow’s support is at the heart of KNDS' concerns: digital support and automated supply solutions, fleet management, predictive maintenance, 3D printing and augmented reality training are already available.

KNDS’ tailored support services

KNDS is going to send a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre in Ukraine. This centre designed to maintain fleets in operational condition is set up by KNDS experts. Its deployment is intended to benefit the local industrial fabric, by being armed by trained and autonomous local staff. The centre will also be able to accommodate logistics and training capabilities.

KNDS is Europe’s leading provider of on-site services for military vehicles, training systems and simulators. The services required can be put together as needed from a modular portfolio, all the way up to all- round supply. KNDS provides the customer with optimal support at any time and place – even in crisis zones – in order to ensure maximum system availability.

Mobile command posts and integrated container solutions, like the MULTIBOX, are core elements of leadership in the modern, highly dynamic digitized battlefields. With a comprehensive maintenance and logistics system that can be configured for the application profile with tools or spare parts, highly mobile logistics, fast response times and high system availability are guaranteed. The KNDS MULTIBOX is highly space-saving; fully mobile in use and ready for immediate deployment.

22,000m2  dedicated to operational maintenance in France

KNDS inaugurated a brand-new logistics centre in Moulins (Allier), entered into service in December 2023. This centre contains more than 1 million references to answer the 2,800 customer enquiries KNDS receives each year. Thanks to its Customer Services Operations Centre (COSS), KNDS can maintain any vehicle in 48 hours on average.

Top class maintenance

KNDS is a key player in tomorrow's innovation in operational maintenance: predictive maintenance, additive manufacturing or 3D printing. The services required can be put together as needed from a modular portfolio, all the way up to all-round supply. The goal is to provide the customer with optimal support at any time and place in order to ensure maximum system availability.

Train as you fight - Tailored training solutions from KNDS

Training with realistic simulation from individual soldier to battalion level in the core areas of driving training, gunnery, combat and tactics training as well as maintenance training. Virtual and augmented reality training are already available for the armed forces we equip:

  • We have a leading position in the equipment of large training centres like for the armed forces in Qatar and Hungary where PzH2000 and LEOPARD 2 combined training is conducted. Or the Swedish training centre which uses the KNDS Simulation Suite Generation 3 since 2014 and will be upgraded in the coming years with the latest product generation

  • The MRCT, a CAESAR augmented reality training structure for artillery team, has just been ordered by France, Lithuania and the Czech Republic.


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If you have further questions, please contact:

Christian Budde

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

Tel.:  +49 89 8140-5498
Fax: +49 89 8140-4977
E-Mail: knds-pressservice (at)

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.