“The CAESAR Self-Propelled Artillery System arrived on Lebanese soil on January 18, 2011. These guns will replace AuF1 soon to leave Lebanon, in a general approach of adaptation and modernization of the means of the United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL).
The CAESAR is a modern machine, which already equips the French forces in Afghanistan. Its strengths lie in its relative lightweight (18 tons) and mobility. Armed with a 155mm cannon, the CAESAR is also capable of high operational efficiency in less than three minutes, he may leave his road configuration and take up to six rounds in less than a minute at a maximum distance of 40 km.
The deployment of the CAESAR will affect positively and improve the mobility and quick response capacity of the UNIFIL, while reducing the damage caused to the roads by the use of heavy tracked vehicles.”
The CAESAR will be used until May 2011 by the 40e Régiment d’Artillerie de Suippes.
Source: Ministère de la Défense
Here’s a walk around of the CAESAR during Bastille Day in Paris in 2009 and 2010: