Czech Republic Orders 10 More French-made Nexter CAESAR 8X8 Self-propelled Howitzers
The Czech Republic has ordered 10 extra Caesar self-propelled howitzers from French protection firm Nexter Techniques. On December 14, Czech protection ministry representatives signed a contract modification with the vp of the French firm Nexter Techniques, which is supplying the howitzers. The worth of the extra order is 1.77 billion Czech koruna ($77 million), bringing the overall worth of the Caesar buy to CZK 10.3 billion ($437 million). The ammunition for the Caesar howitzers could be provided below a separate contract by Czech firm STV Group. The settlement additionally included “tens of hundreds” of cartridges for the artillery system.
“By buying these weapons, we’re taking one other step in direction of the much-needed modernization of our navy and lowering the inner debt we nonetheless have with the navy. I’m very completely happy that by concluding the contract modification, we additionally managed to order capability for the Czech Republic in manufacturing traces which might be hopelessly busy for the subsequent few years because of the battle in Ukraine,” mentioned protection minister Jana ?ernochová on the signing of the settlement.
The CAESAR self-propelled howitzers to be delivered to the military by the top of 2026, changing the self-propelled howitzers which have been in service for greater than forty years. The DANA was designed by Konštrukta Tren?ín and constructed by ZTS Dubnica nad Váhom within the former Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Launched within the Nineteen Seventies, it was the primary wheeled 152 mm self-propelled artillery gun to enter service. The Dana howitzers use the NATO-incompatible 152 mm caliber and at 20 kilometers, have solely half the vary of the Caesar, whose weapons gun can attain targets at distances of as much as 40 km or targets over 55 kilometres (34 mi) away utilizing rocket assisted or good ammunition.
In June 2020, the CAESAR 8×8 gained a €200 million contract for the Czech Military. The CAESAR (CAmion Équipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie, Truck geared up with an artillery system) is a French 155 mm, 52-calibre self-propelled howitzer put in on a 6×6 or 8×8 truck chassis that may fireplace all 39/52 caliber NATO-standard shells.The Military determined to purchase 52 howitzers that shall be put in on the Czech Tatra 815–7T3RC1 8×8. Geared up with an autonomous weapon community incorporating an inertial navigation system and ballistic pc, the CAESAR can notably precisely strike targets.
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