Nexter presents its new solutions and support innovations at FED 2021

October 13, 2021 Photo(s): By Nexter
Nexter presents its new solutions and support innovations at Forum Entreprises Défense (FED) 2021

Nexter takes part in the Forum Entreprises Défense (FED), a key event for players in the field of land equipment maintenance in operational condition (MCO-T), which will be held on 13 and 14 October, 2021 at Satory (Yvelines). Nexter exhibits the products, services and skills of its Customer Services Department (DSC), as well as the latest innovations proposed by its Innovation and Digital Transformation Department (DITD) to meet the challenges of MCO-T.

Nexter meets the challenges of maintenance in operational condition

Nexter presents its Operational Services Centre (COSS), a pillar of customer assistance, whose savoir-faire has been recognised by the French Army for ten years. This center ensures the complete processing of customer requests, the management of their logistical needs and responses to requests from maintenance personnel thanks to innovative solutions:

  • A Business Intelligence solution that enables real-time fleet management. Thanks to this tool, Nextercapitalises on all the information collected to optimise the management of its activities and thus improve technical operational availability.
  • The Nexter Customer Portal. It collects and centralises customer requests, enabling simplified and digitised management.
  • Predictive maintenance, implemented through the HUMS sensor system. A concrete example is presented on the engine oil circuit of the Leclerc tank. Carried out with CKP Engineering, this experimentation aims to optimise fleet management and help maintainers in their decision-making in the field.
  • Digitalisation of maintenance operations. The digitisation of training fleets and computer-assisted maintenance management (GMAO) optimise maintenance operations thanks to new computer software.
  • Tele-expertise. With the help of connected glasses, a Nexter expert located at the COSS can now assist an operator live in a maintenance task, wherever he is in the world.
  • The Leclerc Diagnostic Simulator (SDL). This updated version integrates the new characteristics of the equipment, following the renovation of the Leclerc tank. Maintenance personnel are trained to search for selected faults according to multiple scenarios.
  • Augmented maintenance documentation (AMD), a new training and maintenance assistance solution using augmented reality. Thanks to HoloLens glasses, a 3D model is superimposed on a real weapon system to help maintainers locate the elements of this system, and to allow them to access the associated technical documentation.

Nexter reinforces its mastery of digital innovations and technologies for the benefit of the armed forces

On its outdoor stand (location 5.9), Nexter is presenting innovative solutions, which illustrate the means implemented by the group to master new technologies. The MCO-T is highlighted here in an Innovation container with several flagship products:

  • Additive manufacturing, which makes it possible to optimise the design of systems, to diversify sources of supply, and therefore to prevent certain obsolescence.
  • The Nexter digital twin (JUNNE). Based on a digital copy of a physical system, the JUNNE will make it possible to evaluate a system's capabilities, improve its maintenance, facilitate the integration of new technologies and strengthen collaboration with Nexter's partners.
  • CTENIZA, a weapon system concealed inside a container. CTENIZA can accommodate multiple pieces of equipment such as a water cannon, an observation device or a remotely operated turret. The system can be carried on board a ship, or transported by plane, and can be networked to coordinate the protection of a single device (FOB, convoy, etc.).
  • BATCAM cameras, developed by OPTSYS, a subsidiary of the Nexter Group. They provide all-weather, day and night vision, and a degree of protection adapted to degraded environments and high-intensity combat. These cameras use artificial intelligence to enhance users' detection capabilities.