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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
CAESAR®
155 mm / 52 CAL. SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY SYSTEM
MISSION
Multi-purpose, mobility, ease of implemen-
tation, sustained firing capability and
survivability are the key features of the
CAESAR® arms system (compliant with the
JB MoU 155mm / 52 caliber standard). It is
fully interoperable with NATO 39 & 52 caliber
ammunition. It meets the operational
requirements, whatever the conflict level,
theatre of operation or nature of the forces
involved, thanks to its tactical mobility and
manoeuvrability (6x6 truck chassis). Thus,
CAESAR® is capable of supporting all types of motorized, mechanized or armored units, including
rapid deployment forces.
The CAESAR® fire power is enhanced by its speed of operation, longer range and improved
accuracy. It fires six rounds and is out of action in less than 2 minutes.
CAESAR® is effective in all combat missions, such as direct support fire, in-depth action fire,
counter-battery fire and even coastal defense.
Already available on two different 6x6 chassis, CAESAR® can be integrated on other carriers,
depending on user’s needs.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Firing rate
6 rounds/minute
Range
4.5km to 42km (ERFB shells), more than 50km (VLAP)
Air portable
Rail, Sea, Air (IL-76, C17, A400M) in a single load (C130 optional)
Protection
Protected cab against small arms and splinters.
Optional add-on armour for ballistic Level 2 – STANAG 4569.
Optional armoured cab Level 2 – STANAG 4569 for ballistic protection 2a and
2b against mine, and IED protection.
STATUS
In service and deployed in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Mali by the French Army, CAESAR® is also
in service with several Foreign Armies.
More than 250 CAESAR® have been ordered.
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