Nexter Pitches CAESAR 6X6 155mm Self-propelled Howitzer For Malaysian Army
Nexter is exhibiting at Protection Companies Asia (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to offer the Malaysian Military and different Asian companions with options to their artillery, automobile and ammunition wants. This gun, which has already been acquired by eight international locations worldwide, has been efficiently utilized in fight by the French military, notably in Iraq. The CAESAR 6X6 has demonstrated its skill to fireside at lengthy vary with very excessive charges of fireplace, and has been upgraded frequently, such because the MkII model just lately ordered by France. The CAESAR (CAmion Équipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie) is a French self-propelled 155 mm/52-calibre gun-howitzer, put in on a 6×6 truck chassis.
Malaysian agency Superior Defence Programs Sdn Bhd (ADS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nexter Programs on 29 March, specializing in the Caesar 155mm/52-calibre wheeled mild self-propelled gun (SPG) on a 6×6 chassis. The ceremony occurred throughout the Defence Companies Asia (DSA) & Nationwide Safety Asia (NATSEC Asia) 2022, at MITEC, Kuala Lumpur. The CAESAR has been deliberate for meeting on the ADS Meeting Plant in Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. ADS additionally has efficiently delivered 18 items of 105mm LG1 MKIII to the Malaysian Military in December 2020, 4 months forward from the contractual date. The 105mm LG1 MKIII was utterly assembled in ADS Meeting Plant in Johor.
The CAESAR is a wheeled, 155mm 52-caliber self-propelled howitzer. It holds 18 rounds and is usually operated by a crew of 5, although if crucial, the CAESAR might be operated by as few as three individuals. It may be transported by C-130 or A400M, and has a firing vary of roughly 42 km utilizing an Prolonged Vary, Full Bore (ERFB) shell, and greater than 50 km utilizing rocket assisted shells. The system is built-in with a completely computerized system, offering automated management. Throughout Eurosatory 2006, CAESAR was exhibited with an automatic laying system primarily based on the SIGMA 30 inertial navigation system.
Nexter is creating an armored cab for the CAESAR in response to demand for extra safety for the crew. The extra armor will defend towards IEDs and roadside bombs, anti-vehicle mines and 155 mm shells touchdown as shut as 5 meters (16 ft) away from the automobile. It may be added to the cabs of present CAESARs. Heavier armor will improve its weight by 400 kg (880 kilos) and lift the worth by 4-5 %. The Mark II contains a new chassis with a extra highly effective 460 hp engine and new automated gearbox, new hearth management software program, and a Degree 2 mine and ballistic armored cabin.
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