Nexter Systems range of artillery firepower
Nexter showcased a range of artillery firepower. They included CAESAR; TRAJAN; 105 LGI, etc. The famous CAESAR self-propelled wheeled vehicle equipped with 155mm/52 calibre guns provides fire support to a range of up to 55 km with impressive precision. A similar success can be expected for the TRAJAN towed version in its reply to the Indian “Towed Gun System” (TGS) call for bids for its first baptism of fire. The 105 LG1, a 105mm light gun, supplies precise and efficient fire support while remaining easy to use and highly mobile.
CAESAR has excellent tactical and strategic mobility. Configured at 15.9 tonnes for air transport, it can easily be deployed in a C 130, A 400M or IL 76 aircraft. Its autonomy of more than 600 kilometres and its road speed of over 80 km/h make it agile and reactive. CAESAR is fitted with a 155mm/ 52 calibre gun and it can fire any 155mm NATO standard munition (39 or 52 calibre) and particularly Nexter Munitions.
It can also fire BONUS type munitions, or VLAP munitions extending its range up to 55 km. Its five-man crew can make the CAESAR system ready for action in less than one minute and take it out of action equally quickly, thus avoiding counter-battery fir- ing. Each CAESAR carries 18 complete rounds onboard.
CAESAR has been integrated on two different chassis, Renault Trucks Defense’s SHERPA 6x6 for which the last revision was Nexter’s development of an armoured cab, and SOFRAME’s 6x6 chassis (MercedesUnimog base). This mobility originating from a commercial range helps to control its global cost of ownership.