Engineering of light high-performance military vehicles and aircraft and manufacture of demonstrators


  • Drones and microlights.
  • Small ultralight land reconnaissance vehicles.
  • Small surveillance and intervention marine craft.

  • Thermal, electric and hybrid powertrains.
  • Suspension, structure and aerodynamics.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Small volume production runs.
  • Maintenance in operational condition - MCO - (retrofit, upgrading to standards, improvements, etc...).
  • Reverse engineering of individual parts or complete systems.
  • Defence industry challenges
  • PPNMC abilities
  • PPNMC resources
  • The Added Value of the PPNMC

  • Projection of military forces, supported by light reconnaissance and rapid intervention services.
  • Sophisticated equipment for detecting enemy presence including drones.
  • Reduction in weight, stealth, reduced thermal and acoustic signatures.
  • Vehicle lightening and use of new composite and ceramic materials.
  • Propulsion system efficiency, fuel consumption reduction.
  • Use of alternative energy sources.
  • Aerodynamic improvements.
  • Communicating vehicles.

  • Engineering, modelling, prototype production and testing.
  • Engine design and development including marine adaptation.
  • Suspension.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Anti-vibration and vibro-acoustic tests.
  • Design and manufacture of high tech and complex engines.
  • Development of EV/hybrid technologies.
  • Integration of electric powertrains.
  • Man-machine interface, electronic systems, connectivity.
  • Homologation documents.

  • Design offices, supercomputers, computer simulation.
  • Exterior and interior vehicle design offices.
  • Foundry design office, 3D sand printing, aluminium and magnesium foundry.
  • Engine test beds and special purpose test benches.
  • Mechanical welding, machining and high pressure deburring workshops.
  • Wind tunnel 1/4 to 1 scale.
  • Use of tracks of the Circuit of Nevers
  • Magny-Cours.

  • A range of responses which covers the automotive, aeronautics and maritime areas.
  • Project management in joint developments, with centralised project control and the support of a network of industrial and academic partners.
  • Ability to develop complex projects at high speed.
  • Competitive costs due to lean structures and shared equipment.
  • Keen sense of quality and high technology in line with the requirements of the defence sector.
  • Capability to manufacture single units (demonstrators) and small production runs.
  • Guarantee of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and technologies of French origin.
  • Response to the needs of repair and operational readiness (MCO).

PPNMC is a member of Cercle de l'Arbalète