Lithuania To Repair Ukrainian Armed Forces PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers
The Ministry of Nationwide Defence of the Republic of Lithuania Lietuvos Respublikos Krašto Apsaugos Minister) might be repairing Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The howitzers will seemingly be repaired at Lithuania Protection Companies (LDS). A 12,000sqm upkeep and logistics middle was created in June 2022 by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. The enterprise is succesful to service Boxer and PUMA armored automobiles, Bergepanzer armored restore and evacuation automobiles, numerous variations of Leopard-2 important battle tanks, and 155-mm Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers.
On 21 June 2022, twelve Panzerhaubitze 2000s had been deployed to Ukraine; seven got here from Germany and 5 from the Netherlands. After a few weeks of intensive use, the weapons required repairs, as they’re designed and constructed to fireplace not more than 100 pictures a day. This happened on account of error messages that had been being displayed. Ukraine has additionally fired “particular ammunition at too nice a distance.” Germany considers 100 pictures a day “a high-intensity mission”. Ukraine has continuously exceeded this quantity. This has careworn the loading mechanism. The German Armed Forces has despatched spare elements whereas a restore facility in Poland is being established to restore the weapons.
In 2015, Lithuania acquired 21 PzH2000s from German Armed Foces shares, 16 of that are supposed for fight, two for gunnery and driving coaching along with three for spare elements cannibalisation. As well as, 26 M557 command submit automobiles and 6 BERGEPANZER 2 armoured restoration automobiles (primarily based on Leopard 1) had been procured. The NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA) delivered the final overhauled PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer to the Lithuanian Armed Forces in mid-March. The joint undertaking crew from it and the Lithuanian Armed Forces led the procurement undertaking. This included the implementation of a brand new fireplace management system as a part of the howitzer overhaul
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 abbreviated PzH 2000, is a German 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall for the German Military. It’s able to a really excessive fee of fireside; in burst mode it could fireplace three rounds in 9 seconds, ten rounds in 56 seconds, and might—relying on barrel heating—fireplace between 10 and 13 rounds per minute constantly. The PzH 2000 has computerized assist for as much as 5 rounds of A number of Spherical Simultaneous Influence (MRSI). Two operators can load 60 shells and propelling prices in lower than 12 minutes. The PzH 2000 equips the armies of Italy, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece, Lithuania, Hungary, Qatar and Croatia.
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— Lithuanian MOD ?? (@Lithuanian_MoD) September 16, 2022
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