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Nexter providing CAESAR howitzer systems to Indonesia

Nexter of France is to supply additional CAESAR artillery systems to Indonesia.

By Richard Tomkins
Nexter providing CAESAR howitzer systems to Indonesia
Nexter to provide additional 155mm CAESAR self-propelled howitzer systems to Indonesia. Photo courtesy Nexter

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Indonesia is procuring additional CAESAR wheeled self-propelled howitzer systems from Nexter of France.

The 18-system order, announced Monday at the Idex 2017 trade show, follows a 2012 order by the Indonesian National Armed Forces for 36 CAESAR artillery systems.

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The value of the contract was not disclosed.

CAESAR is a 155mm artillery system mounted onto a 6x6 vehicle chassis. It is typically operated by a crew of five and has a range of more than 26 miles.

The system has been deployed with French forces during operations in Mali, as well as in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nexter said it will also provide its FINDART firing control system, under the Indonesian order, as well as supply the country with CAESAR simulators for training.

More than 50 artillery battalion auxiliary vehicles will be assembled in Indonesia by Nexter partner PT Pindad.

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