Nexter, a KNDS company, European leader in land defense, announced the signing by the Danish Ministry of Defense Procurement and Logistics Organization (DALO) of a contract for the delivery of 4 additional CAESAR® 8x8.
The CAESAR® 8x8 self-propelled artillery system, a heavy, protected and high payload capacity variant, completes the Nexter Group’s self-propelled artillery range. It is equipped with the 155mm artillery gun, which is combat proven in French armed forces on CAESAR® 6x6.
Highly modular, the CAESAR® 8x8 can carry up to 36 complete ammunition as well as a wide range of equipment according to operational needs (secondary weapons, electronic countermeasures, smoke, etc.). Its shielding offers a high level of ballistic and anti-mine protection (level 2A and 2B STANAG 4569) and antiIED protection. Finally, it has an automatic shell reloading system, whose speed can be configured according to the user’s operating modes (semi-automatic to automatic).
Denmark had already signed a contract with Nexter on 22 May 2017 for the delivery of 15 CAESAR® 8x8 systems, which will be delivered mid-2020 to the Danish forces. The strength of Nexter’s offer lies both in the participation in the program of local players such as HYDREMA, WEIBEL or TEN CATE, and in the exceptional performance of CAESAR® 8x8, selected on the basis of rigorous evaluations conducted in February 2017. Nexter’s artillery system thus perfectly meets Danish requirements for firepower, crew protection and high mobility.
On October 11, DALO signed a contract with Nexter to acquire 4 additional CAESAR® 8x8. It is the result of two years of constant and fruitful exchanges between Danish and Nexter teams. In 2018, DALO had sent three Officers to the Nexter stand at the Eurosatory exhibition to present its future equipment to visitors.
Nexter is delighted with this privileged relationship with Denmark, which is a testimony of the group’s ability to establish constant and productive links with its customers and to best meet the needs and specifications requested.
CAESAR® 8x8 is the ideal solution to meet the needs of armed forces interested in a mobile, reliable, combat proven and modular artillery system and is the subject of considerable interest in several European countries, Asia and the Middle East.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and third European player in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. It is dedicated to meet the needs of the French land forces and of Nations on an international scale.
The scope of Nexter’s business includes as well the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides systems and protection solutions in the field of homeland security.
The group continues to apply its international development policy with 52% of the order intake in 2018 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 of the future VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR.
The group’s range of products also includes ARAVIS®, TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS), robots, many equipment, as well as customer service, support and revaluation.
Nexter’s 2018 turnover amounted to €962 million, of which 16% is allocated to Research and Development activities.