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KNDS: Ukraine to receive 54 RCH 155 self-propelled howitzers

KNDS: Ukraine to receive 54 RCH 155 self-propelled howitzers

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive 54 of the latest RCH 155 wheeled self-propelled howitzers.

The press service of the French-German defense giant KNDS (KMW+Nexter Defense Systems) reported on this.

At the same time, the company did not disclose any other details of the agreement to supply these self-propelled howitzers.

In February of this year, the German government announced that by 2027, the Armed Forces of Ukraine would receive a total of 36 RCH 155s as part of German military assistance.

Therefore, it is currently unclear who will pay for the purchase of 18 more units. Perhaps the German government will also fund them.

Колісна самохідна артилерійська установка RCH 155 від німецької компанії Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Фото зі сторінки компанії

It is also not known when these self-propelled howitzers will be transferred to the Ukrainian army.

KNDS is currently preparing its 155-mm RCH 155 wheeled self-propelled howitzers for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine is the first country to receive these state-of-the-art howitzers.

The first batch of 18 units was ordered at the end of 2022. The German Federal Government funded the purchase, worth €216 million.

The German government announced in February 2024 that Ukraine would receive a second batch of 18 RCH 155 self-propelled howitzers as part of military aid.

RCH 155 (Remote Controlled Howitzer 155) was developed by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).

The system has an automated AGM (Artillerie-Geschütz-Modul) turret artillery module with a German PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer artillery unit. The length of the gun barrel is 52 caliber.

The weight of the AGM module is 12.5 tons. Since the AGM module is autonomous, the RCH 155 combat crew consists of only two operators. The ammunition of the AGM module is 30 rounds.

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