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Modernisation of UAE Leclerc MBT Fleet

UAE Leclerc attempting to go airborne at IDEX 2023 [© Bob Morrison]

Nexter and IGG (International Golden Group) sign a teaming agreement for the modernisation of the UAE Leclerc MBT fleet.


Press Release, Versailles, 21 February2023: Nexter, the leading French land defence company, signed a teaming agreement with International Golden Group, the leading supplier of the UAE Armed forces, to prepare the modernisation of the UAE Army’s Leclerc main battle tank (MBT).

International Golden Group (IGG) and Nexter have established a long-term relationship since 2006 via a ‘Cooperation Agreement’. This teaming agreement is a new step towards a reinforcement of the links between our both companies.

Nexter and the UAE: 30 years of partnership; Nexter is a historical partner of the UAE armed forces since the acquisition of 436 Leclerc MBT. As the responsible for the support of the Leclerc fleet, Nexter established a long-term relation with the UAE. Today, the group is actively working on the localisation of industrial activities. The aim of this partnership is the modernisation of the Leclerc MBT that will ensure the operational superiority of the UAE armed forces for the next 30 years.

UAE Leclerc at IDEX 2023 [© Nexter]


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