Late last year, Nexter Systems (External Stand A600) presented its latest Caesar 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled artillery system integrated onto a Tatra (8x8) platform. Since then, some mobility and firing trials have been carried out and at Eurosatory the latest version is being shown with new features.
The original unprotected cab has been replaced by a four-door protected cab, which offers STANAG 4569 Level 2 ballistic and mine protection, but can be upgraded.
The standard Caesar used by France, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand is based on a 6x6 platform, which carries 18 x 155mm projectiles and charges.
Because the 8x8 Caesar is based on a larger chassis, it has greater mobility and carries a total of 30 projectiles and a high number of modular charges. To reduce crew fatigue, an ammunition handling system has been fitted. Caesar also has a new muzzle velocity radar mounted to the right of the ordnance.