TITUS, the Czech army’s new range of armoured vehicles
Ordered in 2019, the TITUS is produced in partnership with Czech industry, including CSG companies ELDIS and Tatra Defence Vehicle, as well as Tatra Trucks, the chassis supplier. This 6×6 vehicle is delivered to the Czech army in three versions: command post (CP), transmissions, and artillery fire coordination post. Characterized by its great modularity, the TITUS is also presented in a “120mm on-board mortar” version to IDET to meet the changing needs of the Czech army, the development of which could also be undertaken in partnership with CSG.
The CAESAR 8×8, a growing success
The relationship of trust between Nexter and the Czech Republic has been strengthened by the acquisition of 52 CAESAR 8×8 artillery systems for the Czech forces in 2021, supplemented in December 2022 by 10 additional units, bringing the total number of systems ordered to 62. As demonstrated by its numerous operational engagements, the CAESAR is a perfect solution for modern conflicts. Its 8×8 version incorporates a Tatra chassis renowned for its off-road capabilities and offers increased ammunition capacity (36 full rounds), loading assistance and enhanced cabin protection.
Partnerships to be strengthened
A key player in the Czech defence industry, Czechoslovak Group (CSG) is a major partner of Nexter through its subsidiaries, including Tatra Trucks which supplies the TITUS and CAESAR 8×8 chassis. In addition, ELDIS is the local prime contractor under licence for the TITUS, the assembly-integration of which is carried out by Tatra Defence Vehicle. Other group companies such as Retia and Excalibur Army are involved in the CAESAR 8×8 programme, 40% of which is produced locally. Nexter reminds its openness to a development of its cooperation with CSG, within the framework of supporting the Czech armed forces in the renewal of their capabilities, in particular with a view to the development of new variants of the TITUS.
At the same time, Nexter is developing commercial, technical and industrial cooperation with the main Czech ammunition’s manufacturer, STV, which has been selected to supply 155mm ammunition to the Czech armed forces. This partnership aims to jointly meet the operational requirements of security of supply and capability development.