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Canada Orders Nexter NERVA ROV Systems

Nexter Robotics has this evening announced the award of a High Research Secured – Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) System contract for the Canadian Army.


Press Release, Satory, 24 May 2019: Nexter, a KNDS group company, leading European land defence systems manufacturer, today announced that it has officially been selected by the Canadian government to supply the Canadian Army with 88 multi-purpose robots.

Nexter Systems, as prime contractor, will provide overall HRS-ROV programme and configuration management for the delivery of 79 NERVA-LG and 9 NERVA-XX robots through its subsidiary Nexter Robotics. The team includes Nexter Robotics and ECA Robotics for the supply of the robots, and Deltic Group (Oakville, ON) for the In-Support (ISS). The HRS-ROV contract has a value of C$6 million CAD GSTE (4 million Euros).

“We are honoured that the Department of National Defence and Public Services Procurement Canada found our team and robots best suited to the Canadian needs for this programme” said Nexter Robotics Deputy General Manager Joël Morillon.


Pioneer in its field, Nexter Robotics’ is fully dedicated to unmanned military and security systems, fit for any kind of mission. The NERVA range represents the best technology has to offer in multi-mission robotic systems. On top of its high performances, NERVA-LG’s robustness and waterproofness allows it to be thrown on any terrain. It can easily be controlled from any standard PC, tablet or smartphone, and proposes semi-autonomous capabilities to reduce operator workload. These characteristics, when coupled with NERVA-LG’s wide range of payloads, make Nexter Robotic’ solution an efficient tool for all types of situations. This multi-purpose medium size robot is meant for reconnaissance and support to operations.

NERVA ROV being thrown out of an armoured vehicle to commence its task [© Nexter Robotics]

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