Germany Norway And Denmark To Buy ZUZANA-2 Self-Propelled Howitzers For Ukraine
The Norwegian, German, Slovakian and Danish Ministers of Defence have determined to collectively buy 16 ZUZANA-2 self-propelled wheeled howitzers from Slovakia to supply extra help to Ukraine. As a direct end result of the convention, The Kingdom of Norway, The Federal Republic of Germany, and the Kingdom of Denmark, recognizing pending legislative and budgetary approvals, goal to collectively finance a Slovak donation of artillery techniques to Ukraine value a complete of €92.000.000. Following the Copenhagen Ukraine Donor Convention 11 August 2022, key allies and worldwide companions agreed on the necessity to improve and maintain the worldwide longer-term army assist to Ukraine in mild of Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine.
The ZUZANA-2 self-propelled howitzers will likely be produced within the Slovak Republic who will begin delivering the techniques to Ukraine in 2023. The Zuzana 2 is an upgraded model of the Zuzana 155 mm 45 caliber model of the Dana 152 mm 8×8 self-propelled gun-howitzer designed and manufactured by the Slovak Firm Konstrukta – Defence. The Defence Ministers of Norway, Germany, Denmark and Slovakia condemn Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine and the indiscriminate killing of Ukrainian civilians within the strongest manner potential. The ministers are dedicated to long-term army assist to Ukraine along with allies and worldwide companions.
The ZUZANA 2 consists of a chassis and a weapon superstructure. The chassis relies on a four-axle TTATRA 815 automobile chassis, with a easy set up of wheels. To make crossing of sentimental terrain simpler, the chassis is supplied with Central Tire Inflation System permitting the motive force to vary tire strain whereas driving. The gun howitzer can ford as much as depth of 1,2 m. The driving force has a passive evening imaginative and prescient system for driving at evening. The weapon is stabilised in a hearth publish with weapon helps fitted to the chassis. The weapon is supplied with the inertial navigation tools and muzzle velocity radar.
The primary armament is 155mm/52 calibre gun, which is 8.2m-long and weighs 1,894kg. It may well hearth six 155mm Nato projectiles per minute in automated mode and two rounds per minute in guide mode. It provides a minimal firing vary of 5km and a most vary of 41km with ERFB-BB shells. ZUZANA 2 is able to conducting a number of spherical simultaneous affect (MRSI) operations. The 155mm ZUZANA 2 SpGH is supplied with M2HB-QCB Browning 0.50 inch machine gun for air protection and direct safety. Alternatively the NSV 12.7 mm machine gun can be utilized. To guard in opposition to armor expertise menace there’s the RPG-75 AT carried within the weapon.
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