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Slovakia handed over Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

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 As Jaroslav Naď, Slovak Defense Minister, wrote in his Twitter, Ukraine received two more Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers

He announced about this on his post. Naď wrote: “To mark his 70th birthday, we delivered yet another gift to agressor Putin. Another two new Zuzana 2 howitzers are now in Ukraine (and much more to come)”.

Thus, Ukraine has already received six out of eight self-propelled howitzers that were contracted in June this year.

Information about the transfer of the first four ACSs was released in August.

In addition, in early October, it was reported that Germany, along with Denmark and Norway, would finance the production and delivery of Slovak Zuzana 2 ACS for the Armed Forces.

The plan is to deliver 16 units of these self-propelled howitzers in 2023. According to the German ARD TV channel, the total contract value is 93 million euros.

Zuzana 2 is a 155mm wheel self-propelled howitzer manufactured by the Slovak ZTS Special company. This is a further development of the previous 155mm Zuzana ACS version, which in turn is derived from the Czechoslovak 152mm SHkH vz.77 DANA self-propelled howitzers. In 2018, the Slovak military purchased 25 of these artillery systems. They were handed over to the military last July to replace the previous ACS generation. Thanks to the 52-caliber barrel, as opposed to 45, the gun is capable of shooting at a maximum distance of up to 40 km. The turret has the capacity to turn 360 degrees, and due to automation, the number of crew members is reduced from 4 to 3. The howitzer also has an autoloader that allows firing in MRSI mode, which means several shells could be hitting the target at the same time.

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