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Eurosatory: CAESAR 8x8 howitzer to qualify

21st June 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Paris


Nexter Systems is ready to begin qualification trials of its new CAESAR (CAmion équipé d'un système d'artillerie) 8x8 155mm/52cal self-propelled howitzer (SPH) immediately after Eurosatory. 

The weapon is a further development of the CAESAR 6x6 SPH which was developed to meet a French Army requirement for a 155mm/52cal SPH which can be carried by the C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft.

Qualification trials will be conducted in Bourges and Canjeurs, and Rampal said that they are expected to be finished by the end of 2016.

Nexter is developing the 8x8 CAESAR, which it will market alongside the existing CAESAR 6x6, to

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Ian Kemp


Ian Kemp

Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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