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French Artillery vehicles and weapon systems of France
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The French Company Nexter Systems, who is now part of the KNDS group with the German Company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann), has developed two types of wheeled self-propelled howitzers in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. In 2008, the CAESAR 6x6 equipped massively the French Army. The CAESAR 155mm howitzer on 6x6 chassis benefits from an exceptional strategical and tactical mobility with unrivaled firepower. Its 155 mm/52 caliber howitzer provides fire support combining accuracy and extended range, and its wheeled chassis allows for air-transport, while at the same time limiting its transport costs.

The French Company Nexter Systems, which is now part of the KNDS group with the German Company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann), has developed and manufactured two types of wheeled self-propelled howitzers in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The 8x8 variant is the second generation of 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer in the family of CAESAR (French acronym of CAmionEquipe d'un Systemed'ARtillerie, or truck equipped with an artillery system in English).

Caesar Mk2 Nexter Wheeled self-propelled howitzer artillery system
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Caesar Mk2 wheeled self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
At Eurosatory 2010, the French Defense Company Nexter Systems presented a new version of its wheeled self-propelled howitzer, the Caesar Mk2. This version is equipped with a new armor cabin which gives protection ballistic level-2 and 3A/2B mine aggressions, with standard Sherpa truck chassis.
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Caesar Sherpa 5 Nexter Systems Wheeled self-propelled howitzer artillery system
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Caesar Sherpa 5 Nexter Systems wheeled self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet information description intelligence identification pictures photos images France French Army Renault trucks defense
The Caesar is a wheeled self-propelled howitzer designed and manufactured by the French Defence Company Nexter Systems. The last version of the Caesar uses the chassis of a 6x6 truck Sherpa 5 from Renault Trucks Defense. This version was presented for the first time during the International Defense Exhibition Eurosatory in 2006.
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Caesar Unimog Nexter Systems Wheeled self-propelled howitzer artillery system
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The Caesar (French denomination for Camion Équipé d’un Système d’Artillerie, truck-mounted artillery system) was designed and manufactured byr the French defense company GIAT, now Nexter Systems. The Caesar was unveiled to the public in June 1994.
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RapidFire 40mm 6x6 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun missile system
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RapidFire 40mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun missile air defense system  technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Thales France French army defence industry military technology
The RapidFire is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system developed and designed by the French Companies Thales, Nexter and the Anglo-French joint venture company CTA. The RAPIDFire 40 mm is mobile and can be adapted for fixed point defense or convoy protection missions.
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Trajan 155mm 52 caliber towed gun artillery system
 
Trajan 155mm 52 caliber towed gun artillery system Nexter France French defense industry military equipment 640 001
The Trajan is a 155mm 52 caliber towed gun artillery system designed and manufactured by the French Comapny Nexter Systems. The Trajan TRAJAN® is an accurate and powerful 155mm caliber towed gun system able to support any mechanized and armored unit. The TRAJAN® system can be put into action in less than 1'30".