Germany, Denmark and Norway will reportedly finance the delivery of the Slovak 155-mm Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“We will deliver 16 'Zuzana' wheeled howitzers to Ukraine next year, financed by Germany together with Denmark and Norway and produced in Slovakia,” Christine Lambrecht, Minister of Defense of Germany, was quoted as saying by tagesschau.de.
The howitzers that cost €93 million combined will be delivered to Kyiv in 2023.
In June, Ukraine signed a contract for the supply of eight 155mm Zuzana 2 155-mm self-propelled guns.
Zuzana 2 is produced by the Slovak ZTS Special. This is an upgrade to the previous version of the Zuzana with the 155 mm caliber, which in turn, comes after the original model – the Czechoslovak vz.77 Dana. Due to the 52-caliber barrel length, as opposed to 45-caliber, the gun is capable of shooting at a maximum distance of up to 40 km. The turret is capable of turning 360 degrees. Due to the automated system, the number of crew members is reduced from 4 to 3. The howitzer also has a loading mechanism that allows firing in the MRSI mode – several shells can hit the target at the same time.
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