Nexter has placed a major order with Eurenco, the European leader in energetic materials, for the supply of artillery modular charges. A total of 70,000 modules will thus be manufactured on the Eurenco Bergerac site and delivered between 2021 and 2022 to the French Army for use on the CAESAR© system. This contract makes it possible to support and reinforce the production capacity of the French ammunition industry for the benefit of the armed forces, but also improve the flexibility of Eurenco’s Bergerac site.
These modular charges for the CAESAR® system meet the requirements of the NATO “JBMoU” standard, making them compatible with all complying 155mm artillery systems. These modern artillery charges, which use 1 to 6 modules depending on the desired range of fire – replace conventional “cartridge bags” charges. With only two types of modules, live and slow charges, this propellant system allows safer implementation and simpler operational use, guaranteeing safety of use for users despite an increased rate of fire. Finally, its modularity makes it possible to reduce the logistical footprint and the ammunition supply requirements of the artillery piece.