Builds on 20-Year Relationship
Following on from the long-established and successful strategic cooperation agreement between the companies over the last two decades, a new framework agreement between EODH and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) was signed at Eurosatory on 16 June.
The agreement enables the Greek company to design, build and market protection upgrade kits for main battle tanks, for example, based on the new generation ASPIS NG armour modules and its own protection technologies. These were shown as a complete kit for the first time at Eurosatory. The partners will also cooperate in the field of R&D, testing and certification of EODH’s new cutting-edge technologies, including various armour protection and survivability solutions for KMW’s current and future programmes in Europe, the Middle East and other international markets.
The partnership is also a long-term cooperation that enhances the ability to secure the guaranteed supply chain for strategic and innovative materials. The current situation makes it abundantly clear to everybody that supply chain integrity and flexibility are essential attributes to develop, build and sustain new and even existing vehicles.
Joint marketing for products, protection systems and technologies in NATO member states and partner countries also forms part of the agreement. As an example, the first joint marketing will be focused on EODH’s Hoplite 4×4 armoured vehicle. Programme management and implementation will also be more closely aligned aligned under the new status.
The agreement was signed by the President of EODH, Andreas Mitsis ,and the Vice Chairman of the Board and Procurement Manager of KMW, Heinz Oestervoss.
André Forkert reporting from Paris for MON