Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann offers modern artillery systems to Ukraine

German tank-maker Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is offering a sizeable shipment of modern self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.

The German weekly Welt, which quoted anonymous government sources in Kyiv, reported that Krauss-Maffei Wegmann offered 100 PzH 2000 (Panzerhaubitze) self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.

According to the source, with reference to the KMW proposal, the supply of self-propelled howitzers will take place in a “circular pattern”. The Bundeswehr will provide Kyiv with 100 of its howitzers as soon as possible, and the resulting gaps will then be filled by industry in the second stage.


The first 30 howitzers KMW will be able to deliver 30 months after the signing of the contract. The delivery of 100 howitzers should also include a training package and spare parts for a total of 1.7 billion euros.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is a legendary defense company based in Munich, Germany. The company produces various types of equipment as well as rail locomotives, tanks, self-propelled artillery, and other armoured vehicles.

The KMW or the press service of the German Ministry of Defense has not commented on this report.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it: patreon.com/defenceblog

You can also make a donation to the Ukrainian charity fund to show your support for Ukrainian freedom, here's where to do it: Come Back Alive Foundation

Executive Editor

About this Author

Dylan Malyasov
Defense journalist and commentator. Aviation photographer. Dylan leads Defence Blog's coverage of global military news, focusing on engineering and technology across the U.S. defense industry.