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Germany may transfer RCH-155 to Ukraine

Dec 5, 2023

Germany may transfer new RCH-155 self-propelled artillery systems to Ukraine, which will become their first customer, as early as 2024.

This was stated to Spiegel by Axel Scheibel, managing director of the manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, who is responsible for the development of the self-propelled artillery systems.

According to him, production has already begun, and the first vehicles should be delivered to Ukraine at the end of next year.

"Ukraine is the first customer," Mr. Scheibel reminded.


He added that the RCH-155 cannon module fires 155-millimeter caliber artillery ammunition while in motion, making it unique in the world.

The RCH-155 is similar to the Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled gun, but is mounted on a Boxer wheeled vehicle. Germany is currently in the process of purchasing the next generation of howitzers for the Bundeswehr.

The fact that this howitzer does not need to stop to fire its shells has huge advantages, as it makes it difficult to detect and combat.

The RCH-155 is capable of automatically firing nine rounds per minute, hitting targets at a distance of 40 to 50 kilometers or even more, depending on the type of ammunition.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/12/2023

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