The End of CAESAR

On the 30 of June 2012, the FRENCHBATT has left At-Tiri base (UN P 2.45) in southern Lebanon after more than six years of presence. This base was taken over by the IRISHBATT of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Until April 2012, about 450 French soldiers were present at At-Tiri base. These were mostly of elements of the Force Commander Reserve (FCR) with an infantry company, an engineer company and a support and lighting company (CEA). French elements also brought support to the BELUFIL, also deployed to At Tiri.

As part of the reorganization of the French army in Lebanon, the infantry company was redeployed in Dayr Kifa last April, the engineer company and CEA have been disengaged from the Lebanese theater.

A logistic reinforcement had been put in place to ensure the disengagement operation: 110 containers of equipment, 150 vehicles and five CAESAR guns were disengaged and repatriated to France.

FRENCHBATT CAESAR SPGs, VAB APCs and a VAB T20-13 in the waiting.

A FRENCHBATT Liebherr LTM-1055 loaded onto a TRM 700 100.
A FRENCHBATT Liebherr LTM-1055 and a TRM 10000.

FRENCHBATT VBLs and VAB APCs
A FRENCHBATT CAESAR SPG and a TRM 10000 CLD.

Source: Ministère de la Defense

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