Germany’s Federal Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Friday confirmed that the country had supplied the Panzerhaubitz 2000 self-propelled howitzer (PzH 2000) to counter the Russian army that will fight in the east of the country.
Germany will deliver seven PzH 2000s to Ukraine. Christine Lambrecht reached an agreement on this on Friday in Sliac, Slovakia.
Modern artillery systems must be constantly repaired.
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Spiegel’s Matthias Gebauer said on Twitter that training for Ukrainian troops in Germany will begin next week and the artillery system package could be sent to Ukraine in the coming weeks.
News: Germany and the Netherlands will provide the Howitzer package (12 Panzerhaubitze2000 systems / 7 from DEU, 5 from NL) for #Ukraine Early. Training for UKR soldiers in Germany will start next week, packages could be sent to UKR in the coming weeks – DEU def min Lambrecht.
– Matthias Gebauer (@gebauerspon) May 6, 2022
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 (“armored howitzer 2000”), abbreviated as PzH 2000, is a German self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall for the German Army. The PzH 2000 was one of the most powerful conventional artillery systems deployed in the 2010s.
The PzH 2000 is a 52-caliber 155mm self-propelled howitzer (L52) designed to provide indirect fire support for rapid reaction forces and artillery regiments. It is compatible with all 155 NATO standard ammunition and ammunition, and has a high rate of fire with outstanding accuracy.