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Germany Orders Nexter P20 Pintle-Mounted 20mm Cannon

: Mar 11, 2020 - : 3:31 am

Germany’s Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) has selected Nexter for supply of the P20 pintle-mounted 20mm cannon.

The order is an important milestone for Nexter, as it is the first equipment contract for the Bundeswehr signed by the group.

The procurement contract calls for purchase of 7 P20 assemblies. Nexter was aided by in this campaign by Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann (KMW), its partner in KNDS.

Two complementary consultations are expected in the near future: a call for tender for 20×102 ammunition and a second contract by 2021-2022 for additional P20 guns for the German Special Forces.

The P20 is an entry-level manual solution that provides the explosive and armour-piercing power of the 20mm calibre, using the 20M621 gas-operated gun which fires 20×102 ammunition to NATO or M50 standards.

The P20 is a pintle-mounted system equipped with 20mm cannon, which can be used to arm all types of light 4×4 vehicles. It is perfectly suited to ground-to-ground and ground-to-air missions of close fire support, urban combat, protection, self-defence or intimidation.


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