FN Herstal, a Belgian subsidiary of the Herstal Group, and French group Nexter have signed a strategic contract in the framework of the Capacité Motorisée or Motorized Capability (CaMo) programme for the modernisation of the Belgian Army’s ground mobility capability. This contract covers the production and delivery by FN Herstal of the latest generation deFNder® Remote Weapon Stations to be fitted to GRIFFON Multi-role Armoured Vehicles (VBMR) that will be supplied by France to the Belgian Army between 2025 and 2030.
The contract between FN Herstal and Nexter, prime contractor in the French consortium in charge of the programme, results from the intergovernmental agreement of November 2018 between France and Belgium that confirmed their decision to form a long-term strategic partnership in the field of ground mobility. The contract also includes the supply to the French Army of the same type of weapon stations for its LECLERC tank modernisation programme. In the future this may lead to new opportunities derived from Nexter’s international programs and for maintenance contracts.
This latest success proves once again the value of the strategy of diversification and technological innovation adopted by FN Herstal for more than ten years with its Land, Air and Sea integrated weapon systems and further establishes the Company’s position in high-value products using multiple technologies which create high quality employment.