On December 14 first two upgraded heavy self-propelled artillery systems, PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) howitzers bought from the German Armed Forces were delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion.
The howitzers delivered to the Artillery Battalion have been bought from the German Federal Armed Forces on the basis of the contract signed in September 2015. In total, 18 upgraded howitzers of combat setup will be delivered to Lithuania as agreed by the contract.
http://kam.lt/en/news_1098/current_issu ... alion.htmlAccording to Lt Col M. Jonelis, the PzH2000 heavy self-propelled artillery systems have all howitzer control battlefield control, and fire control software upgraded.
Lithuanian soldiers will soon begin combat training suing the new howitzers, first shots are planned to be fired within several months, during Exercise Fire thunder in spring of 2019.
The new equipment will increase the effective fire range of the Gen R.Giedratis Battalion based in Rukla. Before the current procurement, the most powerful equipment the Battalion is armed with was the 105 mm howitzers with effective fire range of roughly 11 kilometres. The new equipment has increased the Battalion’s effective fire range to 40 kilometres.
PzH2000 für Litauen
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