Nexter’s UAE LECLERC MBT stands strong
Nexter’s LECLERC Main Battle Tank (MBT), a key component of the French and UAE land forces, is the latest tank resulting from Nexter’s strategic know-how. from February 19 to 23 at the IDEX 2017 exhibition.
Since the first prototype was unveiled and the UAE LECLERC MBT contract was sealed in 1993, more than 750 LECLERC MBTs have been produced by Nexter and deployed by the French and UAE Armies. The LECLERC remains one of world’s elite tanks and acts as a tremendous deterrent, as it has demonstrated in Kosovo and Lebanon and during military exercises in Poland and the Gulf Falcon exercise in the UAE.
Nexter continues to invest heavily in its service offering to ensure that the LECLERC’s operational effectiveness remains great. The LECLERC is featured on the booth together with some new equipment, including a KMW Remote Controlled Stabilized Weapon Station (RCWS), a new commander sight, and a new vision system.
Nexter also invest and innovates on MBTs product lines through an upgrade and modernisation initiative carried out under the French SCORPION programme, which aims to equip the LECLERC with better protection, better armament and better vision systems. Such activities guarantee Nexter to enhance MBT design and engineering capabilities for the foreseeable future.
“LECLERC MBT is still the best in its class and—now more than ever before—well-suited to handling current threats,” Gérard Griseri, Senior Vice President Armored Vehicle, said.