TRAJAN, the 21st century towed artillery
TRAJAN is the result of a combination of two types of proven systems, the 155mm/39 calibre TRF1 (Iraq in 1991) towed artillery and the 155mm/52 calibre CAESAR truck-mounted artillery (in Afghanistan since 2009), and was developed to provide fire support for all types of motorised, mechanised or armoured units and to perform frontier defence missions.
TRAJAN integrates the fire power of CAESAR’ into a modern and very efficient towed artillery unit for all firing missions including direct support firing, in-depth action firing. TRAJAN has very high precision due to the integration of a muzzle radar, an inertial control unit and a ballistic computer.
It was developed based on the 155 TR-G2 and has been made to satisfy the specifications in the Indian “Towed Gun System” (TGS) call for bids in partnership with Larsen & Toubro, a large Indian industrial group. This action illustrates Nexter’s ability to transfer its know-how and control technology transfers.
The Indian MoD got it right, TRAJAN was officially invited to assessment tests in India this winter after the technical assessment committee had approved its conformity with requirements.