Nexter to Supply Additional CAESAR Artillery Systems to Indonesia
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Nexter to Supply Additional CAESAR Artillery Systems to Indonesia
Nexter to Supply Additional CAESAR Artillery Systems to Indonesia

Nexter, the leading French land defence company and part of KNDS Group, has been a longstanding partner supporting the modernisation of the TNI (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) since entering into an initial contract in 2012 to supply 36 CAESAR artillery systems. At the IDEX 2017 trade show on February 20, Nexter was proud to announce the signing of a new contract to supply a further 18 CAESAR systems to the Indonesian National Armed Forces.

“This latest success in Indonesia demonstrates that the impressive performances of CAESAR meet the most demanding requirements on the ground in South-East Asia,” commented Gilles Sarreau, senior vice president Artillery, Turret and Weapon System Programs.

The CAESAR 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer, deployed by the French Forces during operations in Mali, as well as in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq, is recognised worldwide as striking the best balance between the simplicity of towed artillery and the mobility of a self-propelled system. Not only is the CAESAR highly accurate and mobile, allowing it to evade counter-battery fire, it also has the lowest maintenance costs of any mobile artillery system on the market. It is in service with the armed forces of France, Indonesia, Thailand and a Middle Eastern country, and over 270 CAESAR systems have already been produced. They have fired more than 80,000 rounds and covered a distance of over one million kilometres.

In addition to the artillery systems, Nexter will also provide its firing control system, FINDART, CAESAR simulators for training and over 50 artillery battalion auxiliary vehicles assembled in Indonesia by its local partner PT Pindad.


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