The Czech Republic continues to prove that it remains a good friend of Ukraine. Right after 152-mm field gun, BMP-1 and Т-72М tanks this small country sends to Ukraine 20+ DANA 152-mm self-propelled artillery and 20+ RM-70 multiple rocket launchers. It was reported by Czech site Echo24. Thank you, Czech Republic!

Earlier, in 2020-2021 Ukraine tried to buy 26 DANA-M2 howitzers, however, as a result of the inflated price scandal, the contract was suspended. Now we are talking about the free transfer of weapons. At the same time, judging by the video on the Twitter account of Ukraine Weapons Tracker (, Danas are already in Ukraine and work against the enemy.

As we wrote in the description of ZUZANA 155-mm self-propelled artillery, DANA 152-mm self-propelled artillery is a Czechoslovak wheeled howitzer, which since 1981 was in service first with the Czechoslovak Republic and then with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Modern DANA M2 is an upgraded Excalibur Army in 2017 and has a high level of automation, increased off-road capability and accuracy of fire. Most likely, older DANA M-77s, stored in the warehouses of Czech gunsmiths, have arrived in Ukraine now. But it’s also not bad.

New weapon deliveries from the Czech Republic. DANA self-propelled artillery and RM-70 multiple rocket launcher

Specifications of DANA M-77 self-propelled artillery
Length: 10.5 m
Width: 2.8 m
Height: 2.6 m
Mass: 23 t
Engine: diesel V-12 Tatra T2-939-34
Powerplant: 345 horsepower
Maximum Road Speed: 80 km/h
Range: 600 km
Fording: 1.4 m
Vertical Obstacle: 1.5 m
Trench: 1.4 m (4.59 ft)
Crew: 4-5
Caliber: 152-mm
Armament: 37 calibers
Rate of fire: 3 rpm
Maximum firing range: 20 km
Elevation: -4°- +70°
Traverse: ±45°
Muzzle velocity: 693 m/s

New weapon deliveries from the Czech Republic. DANA self-propelled artillery and RM-70 multiple rocket launcher

Talking about RM-70, it’s the Czechoslovak version of BM-21 Grad. Due to the use of a larger chassis Tatra T813 8 × 8 the system can transport an additional 40 122 mm missiles for reloading. In addition to Soviet 9M22 and 9M28 missiles, the RM-70 can use its own missiles. The Czech Republic does not use its RM-70s, which are in storage, but Slovakia has upgraded the MLRS to the RM-70/85M version with increased range and a new navigation system. Czech Excalibur Army sells updated RM-70 Vampire for export.

RM-70 specifications
Weight: 33.7 t
Length: 8.75 m
Width: 2.5 m
Height: 2.7 m
Crew: 6
Caliber: 122 mm
Barrels: 40
Maximum firing range: 20 km
Engine: Т-903-3 В-12 alternative fuel
Powerplant: 250 horsepower
Suspension: 8×8
Operational range: 400 km
Maximum speed (road): 85 km/h