Nexter unveils the CAESAR 8×8 for the first time on Eurosatory

Nexter is present for this 2016 edition of the International Defence and Security Show, Eurosatory, which is being held from 13th to 17th June. Armed with two centuries of experience and thanks to internationally recognised expertise, Nexter is one of the world’s five leading artillery systems manufacturers.

The Group relies notably on its perfect mastery of the weapon/ammunition combination and can offer a complete range of products to equip artillery battalions, from guns through ballistic computers (BACARA) and firing control systems (FINDART) to ammunition.

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.

Nexter, the leading French land defence company is a KNDS Group company. It is dedicated to meeting the needs of French and other land forces internationally. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. The acquisition of Belgian company Mecar and Italian company Simmel Difesa enabled the establishment, along with Nexter Munitions, of the third European player in the ammunition sector. The group continues its international development policy with 55% of order intake in 2015 destined for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION programme, through the renovation of the Leclerc tank and the development of the future GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles within the GME (temporary consortium). Nexter's 2015 turnover amounted to €1.07 billion, of which 14% is allocated to Research and Development activities. The group's range of products consists of ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armoured vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), as well as customer service, support and recycling.


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