WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
155 mm / 52 CAL. SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY SYSTEM
Multi-purpose, mobility, ease of implementation, 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.
|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 sma ll 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.
In service and dep loyed in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Mali by the French Army, CAESARqr, is also in service with several Foreign Armies. More than 250 CAESAR® have been ordered.