Slovakia Completes Delivery Of Zuzana 2 Self-propelled Howitzers To Ukraine
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have taken over the eighth Slovak-made Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) to bolster Ukraine’s defences towards the Russian Federation’s aggression. The howitzer is the final out of the eight SPHs on order and delivered to Ukraine beneath a business contract signed with Konstrukta Defence, an MOD-owned joint inventory firm, in June 2022. No sooner had the fee been made into the MOD’s checking account than every howitzer was transported to Ukraine. Alongside the contract for eight Zuzana 2s with Ukraine, KONŠTRUKTA-Defence has additionally been awarded one other contract for a further 16 Zuzana 2 SPHs for Ukraine to be funded by Denmark, Norway and German.
Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad stated: “As of in the present day, we’ve delivered a whole battery of top of the range artillery techniques of Slovak provenance to Ukraine. We consider that the Ukrainian defenders will use them to the purpose whereby they save as many lives as potential and their nation inches ever nearer to reaching unconditional victory over the enemy who continues to devastate, terrorise and kill, as a result of it’s truly failing on the battlefield.”
The Zuzana 2 is a current Slovak self-propelled howitzer. It was developed by Konstrukta Defence. It’s an new model of the unique SpGH DANA. The Zuzana 2 is armed with a turret-mounted 155 mm/L52 gun-howitzer. The gun is mounted externally between two separated compartments of the turret. This self-propelled gun-howitzer is able to each direct and oblique firing. It’s fitted with an autoloader. Shells and expenses are being loaded robotically at any elevation of the gun. This artillery system is able to A number of Spherical Simultaneous Impression Firing (MRSI). This artillery system can launch 6 shells throughout the first minute, or 16 shells inside 3 minutes.
The Zuzana 2 is operated by a crew of 4, together with commander, gunner, loader and driver. The Zuzana 2 has an computerized gun-laying mode. Firing knowledge is calculated by the onboard pc and the gun is laid on the goal robotically. This artillery system is fitted with navigation system. Onboard hearth management system permits to function with digital maps. This artillery system is able to A number of Spherical Simultaneous Impression Firing (MRSI). This artillery system makes use of a particular 8×8 chassis developed by Tatra. Car has a brand new powerpack. It’s powered by a brand new and considerably extra highly effective Tatra T3B-928.70 turbocharged diesel engine, growing 442 hp.
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