Slovakian Defense Minister Jaro Nad has reported that Germany, Norway and Denmark have made the decision to buy and deliver Slovakian-made 155mm Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.
“Just signed an agreement with Denmark, Germany🇩🇪 Norway🇸🇯 who will fund the production of 16 state-of-art Zuzana-2 howitzers for Ukraine worth 92 million euros,” Nad tweeted.
The Zuzana-2 artillery systems are intended to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian aggressor.
The Zuzana 2 is a wheeled 155mm self-propelled howitzer developed and manufactured by the Slovak Company Konstrukta – Defence. The gun system is mounted on a TATRA 8×8 special chassis. The chassis offers enhanced mobility and long-range.
The main armament is 155mm/52 calibre gun, which is 8.2m-long and weighs 1,894kg. It can fire six 155mm Nato projectiles per minute in automatic mode and two rounds per minute in manual mode. It offers a minimum firing range of 5km and a maximum range of 41km with ERFB-BB shells.
The artillery system features both direct and indirect firing capabilities and can carry up to 40 ready-to-fire projectiles and 40 powder charges in the conveyers.