Within the framework of the expanded Capacité Motorisée (CaMo) programme, Belgium is procuring nine CAESAR NG self-propelled howitzers. The contract, signed by the Belgian and French defence ministers, has a procurement volume of €62M. Deliveries are to start in 2027. With CaMo, Belgium is leaning heavily on France with over 400 GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles delivered.
The CAESAR NG wheeled howitzer is a 155mm artillery gun with a range of 40 km (with standard ammunition) from Nexter on a 6×6 chassis from Arquus. The new generation howitzer has received a protected cabin and a reinforced 340 kW engine. The French procurement agency the DGA had commissioned the development in February and ordered 109 systems for the French Army.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.