The final 18th PzH 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzer has been delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces, thus finishing the Artillery battalion’s reinforcement’s venture. The NATO Help and Procurement Company (NSPA) has delivered the final refurbished PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer to the Lithuanian Armed Forces final month. Members of the Air and Land Fight Techniques Programme and the Lithuanian Armed Forces (LAF) PzH 2000 venture groups spent January to March 2022 guaranteeing the sleek transition of the ultimate self-propelled howitzer to Lithuania. It is likely one of the most superior self-propelled howitzers on this planet able to offering sustained artillery protection for greater than 50km.

The NSPA PzH 2000 venture staff has managed the acquisition of a self-propelled howitzer functionality to Lithuania. Help offered by NSPA included procurement of ammunition, customization and modernization of M577 and BPz2 assist autos, implementation of a brand new hearth management system, and integration and acquisition of recent sensors and optronics for forwarding observers and tactical air management events. The PzH 2000 is a self-propelled 155mm howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in partnership with Rheinmetall within the Nineteen Nineties for Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, and Italy.


Lithuanian Land Forces PzH 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzer.(Photograph by Kariuomene)

PzH 2000 has additionally been chosen by the armies of Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Lithuania, Hungary, Qatar, and Croatia, largely changing older methods just like the M109 howitzers. In September 2015, Lithuania purchased 21 surplus ex-German PzH 2000s, which of 16 have been deliberate to enter service, whereas two can be used for coaching and three for spare components. The primary two examples of this platform have been delivered in June 2016 for coaching. Later, in 2017, Lithuania signed a contract with KMW to modernize 18 of its PzH 2000s. In December 2018, the primary two of those upgraded platforms have been delivered.

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. The PzH 2000 is likely one of the strongest typical artillery methods deployed within the 2010s. It’s able to a really excessive fee of fireplace; in burst mode, it may possibly hearth three rounds in 9 seconds, ten rounds in 56 seconds, and might—relying on barrel heating—hearth between 10 and 13 rounds per minute constantly. The PzH 2000 has automated assist for as much as 5 rounds of A number of Rounds Simultaneous Affect (MRSI).

Lithuanian Land Forces PzH 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzer.
Lithuanian Land Forces PzH 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzer.(Photograph by Kariuomene)