Ukraine could obtain more 155mm howitzers — this time from Italy — as Kyiv seeks to tip the artillery balance against Russia.
Arquus extends involvement with new-look Caesar
Arquus announced on 29 March that it has been selected by fellow French firm Nexter to provide the rolling base for the Caesar 6x6 Mark II self-propelled gun (SPG).
Arquus will carry out production at its centre of excellence in Limoges. The company has redesigned the SPG, equipping it with a far more powerful engine (460hp compared to 215hp previously), a new automatic gearbox and a new chassis.
The French MoD on 19 February announced that Nexter would develop the next-generation Caesar Mark II, but a final decision will be made by the DGA procurement agency in 2024 on whether to produce 109 entirely new SPGs or a mixture of new Mark II units and retrofitted Caesars.
The first-generation Caesar 6x6 uses a Sherpa Medium chassis and rolling base from Arquus.
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