Armenia to acquire CAESAR howitzers from France

Armenia will acquire CAESAR howitzers from France, French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu said in a post on X.

He called the signing of tbe agreement an “importanr milestone.

“We continue to strengthen our defense relationship with Armenia. Warm and productive interview with my counterpart Suren Papikyan, on the sidelines of Eurosatory,” Sébastien Lecornu said after talks with the Armenian Defense Minister.

CAESAR is a French 155 mm, 52-caliber self-propelled howitzer that can fire 39/52 caliber NATO-standard shells. It is installed on a 6×6 or 8×8 truck chassis. Equipped with an autonomous weapon network incorporating an inertial navigation system and ballistic computer, the CAESAR can accurately strike targets more than 40 kilometers away using “Extended Range, Full Bore” (ERFB) ammunition with base bleed, or targets over 55 kilometers away using rocket-assisted or smart ammunition.

The CAESAR was developed by French defense contractor GIAT Industries (now Nexter Systems) and has been exported to various countries.

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