French Army accepts CAESARs in Afghanistan

07.08.2009 Asia
The first three of eight French CAESARs to be deployed to Afghanistan have arrived in theatre (DGA)

The first three of eight French CAESARs to be deployed to Afghanistan have arrived in theatre

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The first tranche of Nexter Systems CAESAR (CAmion Equipé de Système d'un ARtillerie) self-propelled artillery systems have been delivered to the French Army in Afghanistan.
Flown in by an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft, the first three 155 mm/52-calibre systems arrived at Kabul Airport on 1 August. A further five systems are expected to follow shortly.
The move marks the first operational deployment of the artillery piece in a combat zone.
 



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