Denmark buys 18 Caesar 155mm SPH

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    Defense: When Denmark was seduced by "Made in France"



    Michel Cabirol | 09.18.2012

    Denmark wants to buy 18 systems Caesar self-propelled gun manufactured by the group of public land armaments, Nexter. A contract valued at around 90 million euros.

    This is very good news for Nexter export. After Indonesia who offered this summer Caesar (37 copies), it is the turn of Denmark, which does not buy much French, will definitely acquire 18 System Equipped with Canon Artillery (Caesar ) group public land armaments. Is a contract of around 90 million euros, the unit cost of this system is of the order of 5.5 million euros.

    Seduced by the performance of this system, the Danes, who approached Nexter in June at the Eurosatory last, do not want the same Caesar and want very quickly. So much so that they asked France a contract from state to state, according to several sources. That Paris has politely refused as contrary to European law in force for a Directive for a short time, making Copenhagen a different reading of the French at the start of discussions. Today, France and Denmark are trying to find the best way to quickly meet the business needs of the Danish army.

    Nearly 200 copies sold for export

    Caesar is essentially composed of a barrel of 155 mm long, manufactured by Nexter installed on a truck chassis 6X6 range from civil, but reinforced, built by Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), capable of carrying a team of five men in a cabin protected from small arms fire, with a reserve of 36 munitions. It was developed on equity in the late 1990s by Nexter, now Nexter. The barrel Caesar met with some success with export sales of 175 copies, Saudi Arabia (132 copies), Thailand (6) Indonesia (37).

    Many prospects exist today thanks to its original design and operational efficiency demonstrated by its use by the French Army (77 aircraft ordered), particularly in Afghanistan. This is particularly the case in Asia (India, Malaysia ...) and Poland.

    Défense : quand le Danemark veut du "Made in France"
     
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    I do not think that is in the radars of the IA.
     
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    Caesar is really for rapid reaction forces. The biggest advantage is its light weight making it quickly air transportable. It isn't likely to be the SPH of choice for armoured formations, but there is definitely a big niche it has to fill with no competition in its weight class. There is a need for such a system in India with its many remote areas and amphib forces.
     
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    i would prefer Archer from Bofers
     
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    Interesting that you think so. Archer is 30t on a Volvo 340hp dump truck chassis. Caesar is 18t on a Renault 340hp Sherpa 5 chassis.

    Archer = 11 hp/t
    Caesar = 19 hp/t

    Which one do you think is more mobile?
     

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