Arquus at the heart of the CASEAR MK II mobility

On February 19, 2022, the Prime Minister, Mr. Jean CASTEX, announced the notification to Nexter Systems of the contract for the development of the new generation CAmion Equipped with an ARtillery System (Caesar ©) also named Caesar © MK II. Arquus, a long-time supplier of tactical and logistical mobility to the armed forces, is pleased to have been selected by Nexter to supply the new Caesar MK II rolling base.  

Already the designer of the mobility base for the French Army's current generation Caesar, Arquus is very proud to continue this demanding partnership to provide next-generation mobility capabilities for the Army's artillery units.

CAESAR carrier on the Arquus site in Limoges

Conçu sur un chassis Sherpa

The selection of Arquus by Nexter Systems is a mark of recognition of the company's know-how in tactical mobility. It is also a recognition of the excellence of the current CAESAR © carrier, produced by Arquus from the outset. World reference in mobility for a self-propelled gun, the first generation CAESAR © is indeed based on a Sherpa Medium chassis designed and produced by Arquus.

Finishing work on the CAESAR carrier in Limoges

La mobilité comme avantage tactique

During its operational career in the French Army, the CAESAR © has proven its great mobility and ruggedness, including in the most demanding theaters of operations and environments. Within Task Force Wagram in particular, the CAESAR © has proven the relevance of its design choices, appreciated by user units for its mobility and robustness, as well as by maintainers for its ease of maintenance.

Designed and produced entirely in France, the CAESAR © MK II carrier will benefit from a 460 horsepower engine, compared to 215 on the current model. This upgrade will provide the CAESAR © MK II with greater tactical mobility, further increasing its ability to move in difficult terrain, particularly to protect itself from the adversary's retaliatory actions. The carrier's capabilities will also be enhanced by increasing its payload, enabling it to carry more ammunition and provide greater protection.

Le porteur du Caesar © produit à Arquus Limoges

Thanks to its light weight and design choices, particularly the wheel, the CAESAR © MK II will offer a very controlled cost of ownership, as well as unfailing mobility. Its compact size, made possible by its 6x6 silhouette, will enable it to be flown on board A400M aircraft with minimal preparation.

The CAESAR © MK II carrier will be produced at the Limoges site, Arquus' Center of Excellence for New Vehicle Production.

With its latest generation chassis, the CAESAR © MK II 6x6 carrier prefigures the tactical mobility of tomorrow.