KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) and DEFENTURE have stepped up their cooperation within the German-Dutch procurement challenge for a brand new airborne platform (LuLa) even additional by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding). The LuLa system is to interchange the airborne forces’ current automobiles and is a part of the €100 billion particular fund. KMW is answerable for the varied gear kits, which could be modified with out the usage of particular instruments. KMW is Europe’s main supplier of on-site companies for army automobiles, coaching programs and civilian simulators. Predictive service measures lengthen the working life and guarantee most availability.

Henk van der Scheer, CEO of DEFENTURE: “We’re glad to be working with KMW, which has distinctive expertise, competencies and experience as a programs home.”


“Our German-Dutch cooperation units a powerful sign that European cooperation can work – additionally within the participation of nationwide industries, like on this German-Dutch procurement challenge,” says Ralf Ketzel, CEO of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.

KMW and DEFENTURE will work on creating the brand new airborne platform (LuLa) system as a part of a German-Dutch procurement challenge.

DEFENTURE’s Groundforce (GRF) system has already been launched in and is absolutely verified by the Dutch Military and kinds the premise for the deliberate LuLa car household. The GRF is a very MOTS (army of the shelf platform) with a weight of 5 tons and a payload of two tons, the platform is licensed air-transportable (CH-47F Chinook). The platform offers full configuration freedom and gives built-in and modular ballistic safety. Defenture, an skilled firm that designs, develops, assembles and maintains battlefield-proven tactical automobiles. The product portfolio gives all configurations required for gentle tactical necessities as much as 10 tons.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French protection expertise group KNDS, leads the European marketplace for extremely protected wheeled and tracked automobiles. At areas in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Singapore, the UK and the USA greater than 4.000 workers develop, manufacture and assist a product portfolio starting from air-transportable, extremely protected wheeled automobiles by way of reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery programs to principal battle tanks, infantry combating automobiles* and bridgelaying programs. KMW has wide-ranging system competence within the space of civil and army simulation. The armed forces of greater than 50 nations worldwide depend on tactical programs by KMW.

The weight and dimensions of the GRF are designed to fit in a Chinook helicopter. Special lifting brackets make the GRF also transportable in undersling, hanging from a helicopter.
The burden and dimensions of the DEFENTURE’s GRF are designed to slot in a Chinook helicopter. Particular lifting brackets make the GRF additionally transportable in undersling, hanging from a helicopter.