On July 13th , Nexter was notified by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces through 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 summer 2024 at the latest. Nexter, together with the DGA, have demonstrated great responsiveness in setting up the production launch of 18 CAESAR® systems within a few weeks . This accelerated procedure is in line with a wartime economy.
In order to allow a rapid availability while awaiting the entry into service of the CAESAR® MkII which will progressively equip the army's artillery regiments from 2026 onwards, the Ministry of the Armed Forces has chosen the CAESAR® MkI.