Paris, 13th June 2014 . The creation and mass production of the first wheeled-chassis artillery system, the “CAmion Equipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie” (Truck equipped with an artillery system), CAESAR®, were carried out by Nexter. This innovation is today a reference; the CAESAR® now equips four countries, over 270 have been sold and it is combat proven, notably in Afghanistan and in Mali with the French Army. The CAESAR® 6×6 (18 tonnes/18 rounds) offering consists today of the same artillery on three different chassis – RTD, Unimog and Ashok Leyland.

The CAESAR® 8×8 exhibited is representative of the Nexter Group‘s continuous striving to adapt its systems to suit the threats. Developed on the basic CAESAR® concept, it makes it possible to increase payload (30 tonnes/30 rounds) and is equipped with a brand new fully automated ammunition loading system. With the CAESAR® 8×8, the Nexter Group has a more extensive range enabling it to propose innovative, mobile, deployable artillery, the fire power of which still remains unequalled.