The highly effective French self-propelled howitzer “Caesar”, which received in Ukraine and several other items of which Morocco has, is the flagship of the French navy trade, which claims the title of some of the superior on the planet. It ought to be remembered that France is likely one of the largest arms exporters on the planet.
The dominion acquired 36 French Caesar artillery weapons, with the potential for reaching 60 within the close to future, in an settlement signed in early 2020, value about 170 million euros, plus one other 30 for ammunition.
This operation is a part of the Royal Armed Forces’ efforts to develop the Royal Artillery and is a part of a program to modernize the nation’s navy arsenal. The Caesar can be a high quality addition to the fireplace help of cell infantry groups and fast intervention groups as a result of its ease of deployment and excessive maneuverability, in keeping with the FAR-Morocco Discussion board. As cell as it’s nimble!
Canon Caesar was designed and manufactured by Nexter Programs (a part of the Franco-German KNDS group). It’s a 155-mm self-propelled howitzer outfitted with a spread of normal ammunition, with guided cluster ammunition, able to hitting numerous targets with excessive accuracy at a spread of 4 to 42 km. It may be elevated to 50 km when firing projectiles and as much as 80 km when firing projectiles in gradual movement.
The gun is mounted on the physique of an armored truck with a cab with an engine (Renault Vehicles) and a chassis (Mercedes-Unimog), which supplies it with fast motion and deployment, in addition to unparalleled operational effectivity.
The gun will be primed in lower than a minute and might fireplace 6 rounds per minute. The howitzer additionally has an clever fireplace management system and trendy navigation programs that do with out using measuring gadgets and geodetic teams. The barrel is characterised by a hydraulic growth system and a semi-automatic ammunition cocking system. As well as, it’s able to firing projectiles suitable with US weapons, such because the M982 Excalibur, with GPS and inertial steering.
French navy specialists are at present instructing the artillery items of the Moroccan Armed Forces (Armed Forces of Morocco) on the commissioning and use of the French caesar artillery system for a while after the supply of the primary batch. To this finish, the Royal Faculty of Artillery carried out an academic venture in mid-November 2022 on coaching and recommendation on their use. Coaching is carried out by French officers as a part of cooperation between the 2 armies.
One other benefit of Caesar is the price of its upkeep. Certainly, it will be 3 times decrease than that of a tracked self-propelled armored car as a result of ease of upkeep of the chassis. In June 2022, the armies of France, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Denmark, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Lithuania and Ukraine dedicated to buy 418 items (109 for the French military, 309 for export).
About 268 of those items (58 for France and 204 for export) have already been delivered and are in service with these armies. On this context, Spain additionally expressed its curiosity in Caesar’s system a number of occasions. Amongst its recognized wants is a 155 mm wheeled artillery system, the Spanish artillery at present doesn’t have one of these tools, possessing solely a veteran on this sense M109 of the identical caliber and really just lately up to date.