Further to the Danish Ministry of Defence’s announcement that it will donate the 19 CAESAR® ordered by Denmark to Ukraine, the number of CAESAR® gun systems in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be more than doubled, providing a significant increase in their indirect fire support capability.
Nexter commends this decision as CAESAR® has already proven its performances and relevance in high intensity warfare in Ukraine, as well as in a wide variety of combat operations.
The final deliveries of CAESAR® for the Danish Armed Forces were in progress together with the integration of the gun into the Danish artillery fire control system (THOR provided by Systematic from Denmark). The Danish Artillery Regiment crews who have already been training to operate and sustain the guns are thus fully proficient to provide their Ukrainian counterparts with the appropriate assistance.
Nexter stands ready to take its responsibilities to support Danish Defence in this process and transition to the best of its capabilities. Nexter also wants to ensure that a new CAESAR® based indirect fire capability could be provided by the end of 2023 to allow uninterrupted sustainment of equipment, training, and know-how to the Danish Artillery programme. A comprehensive proposal has already been submitted to this aim and will be shortly discussed with the Danish National Armaments Directorate (DALO).
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and one of the main European players in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. The scope of its business includes as well the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces.
The group continues to apply its international development policy with several order intakes in 2021 intended for the export market. In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the upgrade of the Leclerc tank and the development and production of the VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR SERVAL (with Texelis).
The group’s range of products also includes TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS®, KATANA®), robots and many equipment.
Nexter’s 2021 turnover amounted to €1.3 billion, including 30% devoted to customer services, from training to fleet management to support and revaluation.