Caesar Self-Propelled Gun Manufacturer Plans to Open a Branch in Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, June 7, 2024
Caesar Self-Propelled Gun Manufacturer Plans to Open a Branch in Ukraine

The Franco-German company KNDS, known for producing Caesar self-propelled artillery units, is set to open a branch in Ukraine

Official registration for this new enterprise began on June 7, according to a report by Le Figaro.

Key Details:

  • Company: KNDS, a major European player in the field of ground weapons, producing artillery systems and tanks.
  • New Enterprise: The branch in Ukraine will focus on producing military equipment and ammunition.
  • Official Visits: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu are scheduled to visit the KNDS weapons group's location in Versailles near Paris.

Caesar Self-Propelled Gun:

  • Type: 155-mm self-propelled artillery unit.
  • Purpose: Designed to destroy manpower, artillery batteries, bunkers, and provide passages in minefields and field obstacles.

Recent Developments:

  • Mirage 2000-5 Fighter Jets: France is set to transfer these jets to Ukraine. The Ukrainian army will be able to perform three out of four types of missions on the French Mirage 2000-5 fighter, which has a radar range of over 100 km and is equipped with modern missile weapons.
  • Potential Attacks on Russian Airfields: There are reports that France and Great Britain may allow attacks on airfields in Kursk and Belgorod. An unnamed Ukrainian Air Force officer expressed confidence that Ukraine is permitted to use Storm Shadow and SCALP missiles on Russian territory, though there has been no official confirmation from Western governments.

This move by KNDS to establish a branch in Ukraine underscores the strengthening military ties between Ukraine and European defense companies, enhancing Ukraine's defense capabilities amid ongoing conflicts.

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