Versailles, May 22, 2017 . Nexter has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the supply of 15 (plus 6 as an option) 8×8 CAESAR artillery systems to the Danish Army.
The CAESAR 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer has been constantly deployed by the French Forces in combat operations since its entry into service in 2009: in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Mali and currently in Iraq. Over 300 CAESAR® systems have already been ordered by 5 different countries.
With the 8×8 CAESAR configuration, Nexter offers an artillery system that meets the current and future requirements of the Danish army with an improved operational autonomy and a platform offering significant growth potential for further adaptation. The involvement of Danish industry in the fulfilment of the contract will be essential, in particular for the 10-year sustainment of the Danish CAESAR® systems. The acquisition of CAESAR® by the Danish Army will also naturally provide with opportunities to further deepen the already strong cooperation between the Danish and French armies.
“We are proud to support such a longstanding ally of the French Army and member of the NATO alliance” commented Stephane Mayer, CEO of the Nexter Group. He also added “This first success for the 8×8 CAESAR® configuration confirms the relevance of our vision and strengthens our dedication to meeting the fast-moving and specific needs of our customers”.