Nexter will develop 155mm wheeled howitzer CAESAR based on Astros truck for Brazilian army 2206141
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|Sunday, June 22, 2014 08:56 AM|
|Nexter will develop 155mm wheeled howitzer CAESAR based on Astros truck for Brazilian army.|
The NEXTER Group and AVIBRAS Group have announced at the EUROSATORY Exhibition the signature of a Cooperation Agreement aimed at the development of a 155 CAESAR Artillery System for the Brazilian Army, based on the same mobility, logistics and Command and Control of the Brazilian ASTROS System.
Nexter CAESAR 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer at Eurosatory 2014.
It is an opportunity for NEXTER to consolidate its position on the South American Market, and for AVIBRAS to present to Brazil a new product within the Artillery segment.
The signature was witnessed by the Brazilian Ambassador in France, the Secretary of Defense Products of Brazilian MoD, and the Brazilian Army High ranked representatives.
Configured at 15.9 tonnes for air transport, it can easily be deployed in a C 130, A 400M or IL 76. Its autonomy of more than 600 kilometres and its road speed of more than 80 km/h make it agile and reactive. Nexter has demonstrated the versatility of CAESAR® by developing a Renault Trucks Defense SHERPA 6x6 chassis version and a SOFRAME chassis (Mercedes-Unimog base) version.
The command and control vehicle (AV-VCC) for Astros artillery rocket launcher system.