Friday, January 27, 2023

KMW begins building new RCH 155 howitzers for Ukraine

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the giant of the German land systems industry, reportedly has begun a limited production run of its new wheeled self-propelled RCH 155 howitzers.

Nicholas Drummond, a defense-industry consultant and analyst, said that KMW has commenced production of RCH 155 artillery system for Ukraine.

“Sometimes combining two proven solutions in a new concept can be revolutionary while avoiding significant risk,” he added on Twitter.

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Last month, the German government confirmed that the country plans to supply the RCH 155howitzers along with artillery rounds to Ukraine.

The details were given in a 7 December media release, to announce that Berlin agrees on the delivery to Ukraine of 18 RCH 155 wheeled self-propelled howitzers manufactured by the German company Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).

The RCH 155 is a modern protected howitzer that combines the firepower and range of the automatic and remote-controllable Artillery Gun Module (AGM) with the protection and mobility of the field-tested BOXER wheeled armored vehicle.

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