07/29/2022 – On July 13, Nexter was notified by the Ministry of the Armed Forces via the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) of the order for new CAESAR® artillery systems. The systems will be delivered to the French army by the summer of 2024 at the latest. Nexter and the DGA have shown great reactivity to set up the production of 18 CAESAR® systems in a few weeks. This accelerated procedure is part of a war economy.
In order to allow rapid availability pending the entry into service of the CAESAR® MkII, which will gradually equip the Army’s artillery regiments from 2026, the Ministry of the Armed Forces has chosen the CAESAR® MkI
The CAESAR® MkI is the first version of this 155 mm artillery system mounted on a truck chassis. Being the lightest in its category (18 t), it has a very low logistic weight and demonstrates unparalleled tactical, operational and strategic mobility.
The CAESAR® is distinguished by a very high level of performance
The CAESAR® is characterized by a fast battery start (less than one minute), a rate of fire of 6 rounds/minute and a very fast replenishment (18 rounds/minute).
Its 155 mm/52 caliber gun is the only one in the world to be “proven at long range” in conditions close to high intensity combat. The selection of CAESAR® by several partner countries, particularly in Europe with Denmark, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Lithuania, shows the confidence that our customers place in this state-of-the-art equipment, which demonstrates its unparalleled capabilities on the battlefield. .