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Nexter, Avibras to promote new artillery system

Jun. 19, 2014 - 08:35AM   |  
By ANDREW CHUTER   |   Comments
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French soldiers conduct a live-fire exercise, with their Nexter Systems Caesar self-propelled wheeled armored vehicles on Aug. 14, 2009, outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Sgt. Teddy Wade/US Army)
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Nexter Systems has paired up with the Avibras Group to market the French companiesí truck-mounted Caesar 155mm artillery system to the Brazilian army, the new partners announced Wednesday at Eurosatory.

The companies said they would base the artillery on the same mobility, logistics, and command and control systems used by the Astros rocket system in service with the Brazilian military.

The French carry the Caesar on Renault's 6x6 Sherpa truck. Other customers use a Unimog chassis.

Astros uses Tectran's 6x6 all-terrain truck.

In a second co-operation announcement of the day, Nexter said it had signed a letter of intent with the French company CILAS for joint research work on the development of carrier-based laser weapons.

CILAS produces lasers for defense, industrial and scientific applications.

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