Nexter will ship six extra Caesar truck-mounted howitzers to Ukraine to assist it drive out occupying Russian forces.
Ukraine has already acquired 30 Caesars since final yr: 18 from France and 12 from producer Nexter, the French Ministry of Protection acknowledged on X.
6 canons Caesar supplémentaires seront fournis par @NexterKNDS.
Ces canons s’ajoutent aux 18 déjà livrés par l’armée française et aux 12 acquis directement par l’Ukraine auprès de KNDS. pic.twitter.com/LKkDbjQUSG
— Ministère des Armées 🇫🇷 (@Armees_Gouv) September 30, 2023
Caesar Manufacturing Improve
It comes as Nexter CEO Nicolas Chamussy introduced a three-fold enhance in annual manufacturing capability, doubtlessly offering Ukraine with extra programs.
“Caesar could be very highly effective and tailored to be used by your navy. Subsequently, I assume that there shall be extra deliveries of Caesar,” Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne quoted Chamussy as saying.
“We’ve got launched basic modifications within the industrial course of to extend manufacturing capabilities. For the reason that starting of the battle, we now have tripled the manufacturing of Caesar and doubled the manufacturing of ammunition. Our frequent aim is to assist Ukraine.”
The 155mm self-propelled gun can strike a goal 40 kilometers (25 miles) away.
Extra Bulletins for Ukraine
Caesar’s supply announcement was made throughout a French protection delegation to Kyiv final week, together with the Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu.
Nexter additionally introduced the setup of a upkeep facility in Ukraine for the Caesar and AMX-10 RC armored preventing car and the combination of weapons programs on the automobiles of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Nexter would additionally reportedly produce sure components of the Caesar in Ukraine.
Moreover, French navy car producer Arquus Protection signed an settlement with Ukraine to help the native manufacturing of spare components for the VAB armored car and research its native manufacturing.
France has bought 100 VABs to Ukraine.