Slovakia to buy Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers
- December 30, 2018
Slovakia will purchase 25 Zuzana 2 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers, developed by the KONŠTRUKTA-Defence.
The delivery of the Zuzana 2 155mm self-propelled howitzer to Slovak Armed Forces is planned to start this year and will be finished for 2022.
The contract is worth more than $206 million (EUR175 million) and includes crew training, spare parts, ammunition.
The Zuzana 2 is a modernized version of the Zuzana which was armed with one 155 mm 45 caliber main gun capable of firing all Western types of 155 mm ammunition.
The Zuzana 2 is armed with a new 155 mm 52 caliber gun able to fire all modern NATO ammunition at a maximum firing range of 41 km with ERFB-BB very long range artillery projectile. It features thermal weapon sight and night vision and onboard fire control system (FCS) to enable easy operation with digital maps. It has also inertial navigation system (INS), a muzzle velocity radar and electronic equipment for providing target information.