Nothing can stop the Nerva LG from Nexter Robotics. Not content with having once again convinced a customer from Central Asia, this robot will soon be assessed by Belgian Defense, we learned during the World Defense Show organized this week in Saudi Arabia.
Demonstrations in Belgium
After Denmark and italy, heading to Belgium for Nexter Robotics. One year after a first discreet visit to Belgian soil, the subsidiary specializing in robotic platforms will carry out a new demonstration in September-October for the benefit of the Earth Component.
This demonstration will extend over several weeks and should be played at the Marche-en-Famenne and Bourg-Léopold camps. It focuses on the lightweight Nerva LG and Nerva S robots, renamed SRMo and SRPe by the French Army, and the versatile mule robot ULTRO 600.
The main objectives? At the Danish army stage, it will be a question of “clearing the ground”, acquiring knowledge and evaluating the contributions and limits during various tactical situations. Far from being limited to the units of the Motorized Brigade, the maneuver should also benefit the Special Operations Regiment (SO Regt) based in Heverlee.
Just as in the Army, the use of ground robots remains above all the prerogative of engineering units, which use them for demining actions. Scorpion’s robotic increments will gradually expand the field of applications on the French side, a wave on which the Earth Component in turn wishes to ride through the CaMo partnership.
Second success in Kazakhstan and expansion
Further east, Nexter Robotics has just landed a new order from Kazakhstan. A Nerva LG robot had already been delivered to the Presidential Guard in 2018. A second copy will join it soon. Supplied with a disruptor support, a vehicle inspection module and a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, it will also be used for mine clearance missions.
The volume may seem derisory, but this order confirms the interest of the Kazakh customer, committed to a policy of developing real robotic capacity.
Going from 25 employees in 2019 to thirty today, Nexter Robotics has advanced according to the latest contracts garnered, to the point of having to rearticulate. Still located in Satory (Versailles), its teams are now united in a single building where the proximity between design and assembly will make it possible to work more in a short loop.