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France intends to purchase CAESAR self-propelled guns to replace those transferred to Kyiv

France intends to purchase CAESAR self-propelled guns to replace those transferred to Kyiv

The provision of military assistance to Ukraine affected the defense capability of the French army, the government will be forced to allocate funds for the purchase of new weapons to replace those sent to Kyiv. In particular, Paris intends to restore the previous number of CAESAR self-propelled artillery mounts, reports France-Presse.

According to the publication, the government plans to allocate 85 million euros for the purchase of new self-propelled howitzers; According to available data from open sources, in total, the French army was armed with 76 CAESAR artillery installations before the start of the special military operation of the Russian army in Ukraine.

The amount of 85 million euros will allow us to replenish (arsenal)

- said the Minister of Defense of France Sebastian Lecornu.

At the same time, Nexter, which manufactures CAESAR self-propelled guns, said that it takes 18 months to manufacture one installation.

Recall that France transferred 18 CAESAR self-propelled artillery mounts to Ukraine in two batches. The first of 12 howitzers arrived in Ukraine in the spring of this year, in May, Ukrainian resources reported on the use of these self-propelled guns in the Donbass. In mid-June, French President Macron visited Kyiv and promised Zelensky a second batch of howitzers, but from six pieces. They are currently "on the way", as stated in Paris.

ACS CAESAR - 155-mm self-propelled wheeled artillery developed by GIAT Industries. Serially produced since 2007. Self-propelled guns carried ammunition - 18 shells, rate of fire - 6 rounds per minute. The howitzer is capable of using the entire range of 155-mm artillery ammunition from NATO countries.

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  1. Uprun
    Uprun 21 July 2022 15: 50
    We can make an offer that the Frogs are unlikely to refuse. They need 18 months to produce a cannon on wheels, I suggest Uralvagonzavod to resell them the previously purchased similar cannons 3 months after studying and disassembling / assembling, well, yes, used, but you can agree on a price ... Well, business is business. .., the circulation of money in Europe.
    1. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 21 July 2022 16: 11
      Remember the French threw us at two UDCs. let them eat until their eyes pop out.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 21 July 2022 17: 03
      Uprun-frogs used for them, not tools to sell! negative am
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 21 July 2022 15: 58
    They are currently "on the way", as stated in Paris.

    And so you don't get there!!!
  3. Artillerieunteroffizier
    Artillerieunteroffizier 21 July 2022 16: 41
    18 months to create a turret! lol Apparently, they introduced communism in France. Everyone has only holidays, and you work very, very slowly, and of course, as a Frenchman, you have a two-hour lunch break to eat complex dishes in a restaurant in the framework of typical national hedonism.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 21 July 2022 20: 48
      Quote from: Artillerieunteroffizier
      18 months to create a turret!

      Yes, those are the dates! A year and a half to sharpen the barrel !!!
      And I was still surprised that they sculpted Barracuda for 10 years. But there you can understand: after all, the most complicated engineering system ... And what about picking a cannon for 1,5 years, if the guidance system has been worked out? Miracles, and more!
      And these frogs are going to object to us in an adult way???
  4. alystan
    alystan 21 July 2022 18: 09
    France intends to purchase CAESAR self-propelled guns to replace those transferred to Kyiv

    Well, what's the title? It's just misleading, to say the least.
    The amount of 85 million euros will allow us to replenish (arsenal) - said French Defense Minister Sebastian Lecornu.

    The price of one Caesar was estimated at about 5 million dollars, not counting his ammunition - the ammunition load of the 6x6 version self-propelled guns - 18 shots, the 8x8 version - 30 shots. And taking into account the fact that recently the euro has strongly “dipped” against the dollar, the price of the product, along with the shots, has obviously changed upwards. And it is hardly possible to talk about the replenishment of their reserves by the French, who are slightly smaller than the Germans, but still "felt" all the delights of the hydrocarbon deficit and the rise in prices for them due to anti-Russian sanctions?! It turns out that the Minister of Defense is at odds with economics and mathematics. For example, a special projectile "Bonus" was worth $24000 per item.
  5. Sawa
    Sawa 21 July 2022 21: 10
    Here's what they need to buy...
  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 22 July 2022 14: 40
    It's from a series of jokes...
    "Buy a box of vodka, pour out the vodka, return the container, and buy a bottle with the proceeds!" laughing