Nexter Systems receives an order for 37 Caesar 155mm self-propelled howitzers from Indonesia 0203132

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Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11:50 AM
 
Nexter Systems receives an order for 37 Caesar 155mm self-propelled howitzers from Indonesia.
The French Defence Company Nexter Systems has announced Thursday, February 28, 2013, it had won an order from Indonesia for 37 Caesar 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer, for a total amount of 115 million euros.
     
The French Defence Company Nexter has announced Thursday, February 28, 2013, it had won an order from Indonesia for 37 Caesar 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer, for a total amount of 115 million euros.
Nexter Systems Caesar 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer at IndoDefence 2012, defence exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia.
     

A representative of the company in the exhibition held in Jakarta Indo Defense 2012 has presented a Caesar 155mm howitzer. Under the contract, Nexter Systems will deliver “Caesar” to equip two artillery regiments, battalions of three batteries each (6 units on the battery) and one for training. The first delivery will begin in 2013 -2014 years.

Indonesia is the fourth customer of the “Caesar.” In July 2006, an order for 80 systems was placed by the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). In April 2006, Thailand placed an order for six Caesar systems for the Thai Army, the first export order for the system. Deliveries were completed in 2010. France ordered 72 howitzers and determined to get an additional 64 units. Denmark is considering buying 18 units.

As for the French Army, the Indonesian Caesar howitzer will be based on the chassis of the truck “Sherpa” 6×6 of Renault Truck Defense. (The Saudi version is installed on the chassis of Unimog from Mercedes-Benz.

The 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer
Caesar is currently deployed by French armed forces in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Mali.

Caesar is armed with a 155mm, 52-calibre barrel and can maintain a firing rate of six to eight rounds a minute in sustained fire, or three rounds in 15 seconds in rapid fire.

The
Caesar can be set into and out of action in under a minute. The weapon system configuration and the provision of hydraulic drives give a time of approximately 30 seconds to take the Caesar out of battery.

 

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