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 Nexter Unveils VBCI Philoctetes 

Nexter has debuted its VBCI Philoctetes for the first time at DEFEA, armed with CTAi 40mm Cased Telescoped turret and MBDA's MMP Atul Chandra - : Jul 13, 2021 - : 6:50 pm

Nexter has debuted its VBCI Philoctetes for the first time at DEFEA.

The French firm is showcasing the VBCI Philoctetes as a complete infantry combat system, which is armed with a remotely operated 40mm Cased Telescoped (CT) turret from CTAi and a medium-range missile launcher (MMP) from MBDA.

The VBCI Philoctetes meets Greek army’s requirements for mobility, protection, modularity and firepower and is being displayed in Greek livery at the show.

Nexter is also showcasing its popular 105 LG artillery gun, which is perfectly suited to simple use requiring a highly deployable fire support capability.

Nexter is exhibiting its range of 105mm and 155mm conventional ammunition, its smart ammunition (BONUS and KATANA), that meet the Greek Army’s artillery ammunition requirements.

The company is also showcasing propellant charges and fuses. In addition, a large sample of the ammunition catalog can be seen on the stand: 20, 25, 30 and 40mm CT medium-calibre ammunition alongside 40, 76, 100 and 127mm naval ammunition, as well as protective smoke grenades. 

Nexter is presenting the 40CT gun on the VBCI Philoctetes, which has been chosen by the French (RapidFire, JAGUAR), British (Ajax) and Belgian (JAGUAR CaMo) armies.

The 40mm gives a real superiority of caliber compared to the 30mm and covers a wider range of targets (UAVs, aircrafts, light vehicles).

Nexter’s 30mm cannon which equips the Mirage 2000 (30×113) and Rafale (30×150) combat aircraft in Greece is also on display.

Nexter is also presenting its P20 pintle-mount system which is known for its performance, ease of maintenance and reliability.

Nexter’s robotics entity is exhibiting its Nerva range of ground robots equipped with various mission modules, as well as the IXOS multi-mission aerial drone, which can be equipped with an optronic ball or an explosive charge to treat an individual target. 

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