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Nexter Showcases Caesar 8×8 at AUSA

Leading French land defense company Nexter is displaying a 1/10 model of the Caesar 8×8 at its AUSA stand.

The Caesar gun is combat proven from its use by the French army, in its version 6×6, notably within the Task Force Wagram deployed in Syria between September 2016 and May 2019. The experience of the French artillerymen, combined with the precision and flexibility of CAESAR, has enabled the accomplishment of 2500 firing missions, or about 18,000 shells fired.

A wide range of medium and large calibre ammunition is also on display at the show, with the latter being represented by ammunition ranging from 84mm (in HEAT and SMOKE versions) to 155mm. The 120mm tank range is represented by armor-piercing (APFSDS), explosive (HE) and Canister ammunition. The
155mm for artillery is available on stand with the Bonus ammunition, an intelligent ammunition capable of detecting and destroying armored vehicles (stationary or mobile); the LU211 IM BB, an explosive ammunition with an increased range  of up to 40km; the LU 214 Smoke BB, an ammunition with an increased range creating a smoke screen; the LU 216 ILL IR, an ammunition illuminating its target in the IR spectrum for 80 seconds; and 6 modular charges.

Two 25mm and two 30mm medium caliber,ammunition are being showcased at the show in their armor-piercing versions (APFSDS-T 25 and 30mm) and their training equivalents (TPFSDS-T 25 and 30mm). The Nerva LG robot is on display at the KNDS stand, along with a  selection of payloads and the SORIX UAV.

Nexter has sold the Caesar 8×8 to Denmark while Belgium has the CaMo program . The Titus armored vehicle has been acquired by the Czech Republic.

 

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