Lithuanian Armed Forces receives PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers 52806162

Defence & Security News - Lithuania
 
Lithuanian Armed Forces receives PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers
On Friday June 24, the Lithuanian Armed Forces have received 2 155 mm self-propelled howitzers PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) from the German Armed Forces. These are the first of the 16 155mm self-propelled howitzers purchased by the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the German Armed Forces under a contract signed in September 2015, 5 more have been purchased for training and spare parts.
     
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The PzH 2000 is a 155mm self-propelled howitzer designed, developped and manufactured by the German Company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) together with Rheinmetall Defence (Photo Wikipédia)
     
The Lithuanian Armed Forces also acquired 26 M577 V2 armoured command vehicles and 6 BPZ2 recovery tanks, 53 pieces of materiel in total. The rest of the equipment is mapped out to arrive in Lithuania by 2019.

Lithuanian soldiers will soon start training to master the newly received equipment and the first shots are expected to be fired within several months at Exercise Flaming Thunder.

The new purchase of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will be used by General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf based in Rukla. The Battalion currently operates 105mm howitzers with effective range of 11 kilometres, while the new PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers will enable it to destroy targets at the range of 40 km.
 

 

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