Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad’ informed about the transfer of the last, eighth, 155-mm ZUZANA 2 self-propelled gun, which was built as part of the agreement signed between Ukraine and Slovakia in June 2022.
#Slovakia stands firmly with #Ukraine 🇺🇦 that is still fighting illegitimate aggression. Already 8th #Zuzana2 howitzer is now safe in hands of Ukrainian armed forces. #SlavaUkraini @oleksiireznikov @Slovakia_NATO @Defence_U @UAWeapons pic.twitter.com/JPX4vgyRfY
— Jaro Nad (@JaroNad) January 16, 2023
“Slovakia stands firmly by Ukraine that is still fighting illegal aggression. Already the 8th ZUZANA 2 howitzer is now safe in the hands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!” wrote Mr. Nad’.
But these are not the last ZUZANA 2 self-propelled guns for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In October 2022, the governments of Germany, Denmark, and Norway decided to provide funds for the production of 16 more new ZUZANA 2 for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Delivery of these howitzers is planned for 2023.
Thank you, Slovakia, Germany, Denmark and Norway!
ZUZANA 2 self-propelled gun specifications:
Caliber – 155 mm
Barrel length – 52 cal
Number of ammunition carried – 40 projectiles/40 charges
Maximum range – 39.6 km
Minimum range– 5.6 km
Rate of fire – 6 rounds per min.
Loading of projectiles and charges – fully automatic
Crew – 3
Chassis – modified TATRA 8×8
Length – 12.97 m
Width – 3.015 m
Height – 3.300 m
Total weight of the system – 28 450 kg
Maximum speed – 80 km/h
Maximum road range – 750 km