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Denmark selects Nexter's CAESAR 8x8 self-propelled howitzer
The Danish Ministry of Defence has decided that the French company Nexter will supply the country with new artillery systems Caesar 8x8 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Denmark has purchased 15 units of the new system and have an option for 6 more. The deal is about 300 millions Danish Krone. It will replace the 32 US-built M109A3 self-propelled howitzers.
     
The Danish Ministry of Defence has decided that the French company Nexter will supply the country with new artillery systems. Denmark has purchased 15 units of the new system and have an option for 6 more. The deal is about 300 millions Danish Krone. It will replace the 32 US-built M109A3 self-propelled howitzers.
Nexter CAESAR 8x8 self-propelled howitzer artillery system
     
The two other contenders were Elbit Systems with the ATMOS and the Korean K9 Thunder.

The new CAESAR is installed on a Tatra T-815 8X8 truck chassis, allowing a higher payload (30 tonnes/30 rounds), and is equipped with an automated loading system that makes the new CAESAR 8x8 reloading time shorter.

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 6x6 (18 tonnes/18 rounds) offering consists today of the same artillery on three different chassis – RTD, Unimog and Ashok Leyland.
 

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