Six more French CAESAR self-propelled howitzers on their way to Ukraine

According to, French president Emmanuel Macron had promised this additional shipment of CAESAR howitzers on June 16, during his visit to the Ukrainian capital. These six additional CAESAR howitzers are "en route" to Ukraine, said Tuesday the head of French diplomacy Catherine Colonna without mentioning a delivery date.
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Ukrainian CAESAR 155mm howitzers have already destroyed Russian tanks, BMF IFVs, and trucks. (Picture source: Ukrainian Army)

”France will deliver six additional Caesar long-range self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine to help it counter the Russian invasion”, President Emmanuel Macron said on June 16 while visiting Kyiv: “On top of the 12 Caesars already delivered, I took the decision (to deliver) in the coming weeks six additional Caesars,” Macron said at the end of a press conference alongside Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian leader Klaus Iohannis.

The CAESAR entered into service with the French army in 1998. It has become a combat-proven artillery system that has already been deployed all over the world to conduct combat operations. The SPH is armed with a 155 mm/52 caliber cannon mounted at the rear of the truck chassis. It can fire a wide range of ammunition: among others, LU family (HE, Illuminating, Smoke and Practice) filled with insensitive or conventional explosives, the BONUS (Anti-Tank, smart), ERFB NR (Explosive Extended-Range Full-Bore), as well as the new Katana 155mm, guided artillery ammunition. It has a firing range from 4.5 to 40 km and a high level of accuracy with the LU family. In direct firing mode, the maximum range is 2 km.

According to information published by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on May 28, 2022, the CAESAR 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers donated by France had already demonstrated their effectiveness and were used by Ukrainian soldiers to destroy Russian tanks, BMD airborne infantry fighting vehicles, and trucks.

Since the beginning of the military offensive launched by Moscow in Ukraine on February 24, Paris has delivered to Kyiv, on top of CAESAR howitzers, MILAN anti-tank missiles and Mistral anti-aircraft missiles.