Acquired by the French, Danish, Indonesian and Thai armies, as well as from a Middle Eastern country, and currently present in several theaters of operations, notably in Iraq within the Wagram Task Force, the 155mm self-propelled artillery system CAESAR® has been presented on 6x6 and 8x8 chassis. The CAESAR® appears today as the best compromise between the simplicity of a towed artillery and the mobility of a self-propelled system. Its firepower, reliability and low cost of maintenance place it as a particularly powerful product, whatever the environment in which it evolves.
These demonstrations included the opportunity to present for the first time the latest version of CAESAR® 8x8 chassis automatic shell loading system. This device ensures constant and sustained firing rates, whatever the environmental conditions. A CAESAR® battery pack on a "full automatic" 8x8 chassis by a crew created for the event allowed to highlight the simplicity of use of this weapon system, and to confirm its survival capabilities against counter-battery shots: the time between the arrival at the shooting point and the start, after delivering a six-round salvo, amounted to less than three minutes.